A cover for Steven the Vegan

The cover for my next book, Steven the Vegan is done. Well, the front cover anyway. Ron and I have been using Skype to share his computer screen and to talk. This allows us to collaborate even more effectively on our work. (Isn’t technology wonderful … take that Amish!)

It was important for the cover to be colorful, and cute to a degree of putting someone into a diabetic coma. Ron’s ability to draw cute animals could put anyone into sugar shock. We both agree, using Skype is definitely more effective. I can tell him he’s doing it wrong, he can tell me I’m crazy, we can both compromise and BAM! we have another successful project.

We have already agreed that this will be the way we will work together on our next projects like Fields of Dreams, and Eartha 2. (Oh was I not suppose to mention the sequel to Eartha the Sea Turtle?)

Right now, Ron and I are also going over each page. Usually, he would send over a page, and I would critique it and send it back with some notes. Now, with Skype, we can actually work together and talk it out.

I cannot tell you how excited I am to see a cover for the book. What do you think of it?

UPDATE : The cover has been updated. As you can see, Steven’s palm is now open where the baby chick stands.


  1. Hi I really like the cover. The book sounds interesting. When you have it ready for purchase mind sending me a link to buy it as I have my own vegan/vegetarian group on fb.

  2. Hi Dan!

    My husband and I are really looking forward to our copy of the book! Thanks for the updates!

    With respect to the cover, I have struggled with whether or not to share this with you…as an owner of small birds, the way Steven is holding the bird really bugs me 🙁 You would never “hold” a small bird like that. It would almost always perch on your finger. Whenever I look at the cover I think “the bird is getting pinched!” Not to be super picky, but given the message of the book, I think if Steven held the bird in a way anyone would hold a bird that size, it would further the message of respect for animals.

    Phew…just needed to get that off my chest!

    All the best 🙂

  3. Tina, thanks for the input.
    I totally agree, and it’s already been changed, I just haven’t gotten around to updating the page. 🙂

  4. Hi Dan!

    Just got the update – AWESOME! It looks fantastic!
    Little birdies everywhere will thank you 🙂

    All the best,

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