MaAH Special Edition: Behind the Scenes Interview – Alex White

What do you get in a nearly hour-long interview with writer, podcaster, graphic designer, artistic director, and rambler Alex White?

  • Discussions on cover art and creativity
  • The state of the publishing industry
  • What is The Gearheart?
  • not a fan of Blade Runner, other than the “style” of it?
  • Fonts and genres?
  • Glenfiddich
  • Oil rigs

Is that it? … Oh yeah… there was Tears for Fears.


Listen in on my interview with Alex White, creator of The Gearheart podcast novel, Art Director at Dragon Moon Press… and in his spare time he’ll be doing the cover of Murder at Avedon Hill.

This is the first in a series of interviews leading up to the print release of Murder at Avedon Hill I hope you will enjoy this behind the scenes look at the journey I’m taking to get MaAH into print.


Music: Grande Rue De Pera – Ruben van Rompaey, courtesy of

The Gearheart

Promo: The Gearheart

Oh, I’ve got a cover for you… right here…

Thanks to the great work of Alex White, art director at Dragon Moon Press, I’m honored to reveal the cover for the soon to be released (more on the book release date next week) DMP print version of Murder at Avedon Hill. If you recall, I interviewed Alex back at Dragon*Con in September, and he claimed that he loved working with authors that had definite ideas and feedback. Well, he put up with my questions, suggestions, cries, and pleas, and in the end I think he created an awesome, eye-catching cover: one that will get readers to look at the book for more than five seconds… and then… we’ve got you, got you, got you… oops, channeling Katherine Hepburn from The Lion in Winter again. I hate when that happens.

Well, hopefully you understand why I’m excited.

It feels more real every day. Thanks for coming by to see the cover, and get ready for the push… you’re going to be flooded with content over the next two months.

I’ll be interviewing Alex again as we approach the book’s release, to talk with him about the process we went through, and also about his own journey finishing up The Gearheart.

April Fool’s Day Cover…

Yesterday Alex White told me that they wanted to change the cover, even though Gwen over at Dragon Moon Press had already signed off on it. They did some market research and said they needed more action on the front cover… you know… to really SELL it.

Sometimes I don’t know about this whole publishing thing. I mean, I can make a wood chipper work, but nobody in Caern has light blue socks!?