When the first book in the Return Policy trilogy caught the eye of a publisher, I was asked to design the cover. In the first few chapters, a vivid portrait of the protagonist emerged – abandoned and struggling to find acceptance in a dystopian future. The two books that follow trace her path away from the confusion and grief of adolescence to find justice, truth and her own identity.
My creative process began by reading the first half of each book (the no spoiler method), asking questions that lied outside the text – in the realm of the reader’s imagination. These provided the framework for sketches that eventually became cover illustrations.