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How JournalStone started their book cover journey
The Wilderness Within
John Claude Smith
A sentient forest infiltrates the minds of two writers, horror
specialist Frank Harlan Marshall and magic realist Derek Gray, one of whom has a hidden history of murder. The infiltration manipulates thoughts into reality, as real people (comedian Izzy Horenstein and musicians Aleister Blut and Alethea) and fictional people (serial killer, Average Joe) gain foothold in the harsh psychological terrain of the madness that unfolds. The insanity includes the transformation of Derek into a tree, the creation of an axe-armed monster, and the devious participation of many peripheral characters sculpted from the warped minds and memories of the two writers.
Readers of horror and transgressive fiction.
Book cover type
Lightning Source / IngramSpark
What colors do you want to see in your design?
The novel centres around a tree, so it's important to showcase that on the cover. It could be incorporated like a back tattoo (a similar idea is the included cover for Clive Barker's Books of Blood) or more like the included cover of Shadows and Tall Trees. We are open to any concept with a transgressive horror feel.