It’s been a couple of days feeling like writing on the sand with the wind blowing, having to postpone the making of the cover until the very last minute, but here it is [Trumpets blowing!]:
If wondering where this image came from, I’d have to say it has a name: Bilquis.
The Bilquis character in Neil Gaiman’s ‘American Gods’; Bilquis who was the legendary Queen of Sheba. When Bilquis entered the stage (*I was listening to my audibles as I always do while editing), I was hooked on her voice and my mind began to race for images of how to make her voice come into some sort of a 2D physical shape. I’ve taken some liberties, though – Bilquis is not supposed to be Indian.
(*) The 10th Anniversary Edition of the book is a real treat with author’s preferred text and a full cast of characters. Trust me, when Bilquis will start talking, you’ll know it’s her. And now, go read RS25!