I am a massively visual person. Part of this comes from having a fine arts background, but part of it is just the way my brain is wired. I have hyperphantasia, which means when I read a book I can see, hear, smell, and feel things in vivid detail.

So it’s not surprising that I’ve dreamed a long time of having my characters rendered in beautiful art. And with the increasing challenges with AI everywhere, I decided that for Queen of None–and all the books in the series–I wanted to hire an artist to make project come to life.

I took to social media for this project, and for one for Netherford Hall, and found Mae Morrison and was immediately drawn to her work which was exactly what I wanted: somewhere between Art Nouveau and tarot art. Not to mention, she’s French-Canadian, like me!

Over the last few months, I’ve been sharing progress with my patrons, but now–a week out from Queen of None’s wide release–it’s time to share.

Words don’t clearly express just how magnificent these pieces are. I wanted Anna to be powerful, queenly, and a bit mischievous, but I never imagined how stunning the final product would be. And Bedevere! That’s him! In Pendragon regalia, because he’s gonna be Arthur’s BFF no matter what.

Check out Mae’s work here.

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Just a reminder, you can still pre-order Queen of None before launch on the 21st, and Queen of Fury, too!

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