Dying for a Cupcake

 

Dying for a Cupcake: book cover for Penguin

It’s that time again — time for the latest installment in Denise Swanson’s Devereaux’s Dime Store mystery series to be published by Penguin, featuring a cover illustrated by yours truly! The title this time was Dying for a Cupcake, and it had a Fourth of July theme so it’s lots of red, white and blue. Of course I love a good cupcake, so it was extra enjoyable to draw a big tiered display of sparkler-topped cupcakes. Each of these covers has a subtle “mystery” element, and this time it’s a spooky skull being formed from the smoke of an extinguished sparkler — fun to draw! I also had a delightful time working with AD Katie Anderson — thanks, Katie!

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