Name Big=Good

I misspoke. Turns out that it’s more than possible for my name to be bigger than the title.

You can see the proper cover of Magic’s Child in the sidebar to your right. And, honestly, my name is so small you can barely even read it. How humiliating!

Now, this, this is much better:

Isn’t that a vast improvement? I likes it! I likes it a lot!

Well, okay, yes, my photoshopping leaves much to be desired. But work with me! You can see where I’m going with it, right?

You may add my name to the list of writers who dream that one day their name will be bigger than the title: “Look, Ma! That’s me! My name’s in lights!”

One day, one glorious day . . .

Hey, and this also means that Scott can have his name bigger than the title! Given that his name’s shorter than mine. Excellenter and excellenter!


  1. Jay Lake on #

    Two words for you:

    Jay Lake

    As Bob Silverberg once said to me, “You know, kid, you’re lucky you’ve only got seven letters in your name.”


  2. Justine on #

    Now that I’ve seen how big my name can go, I’m not even the slightest bit jealous. You can keep your boring name. Larbalestier can bestride the earth* like a colossus!

    *Or, you know, the front of a book.

  3. David Moles on #

    even bigger if you could turn it sideways, don’t you think?

  4. Justine on #

    I know! I wish my photoshopping skills extended that far.

    How does it feel to have a name that is not only short, but also so nicely balanced? Five letters followed by five letters. How pleasing will that be to the eye when it takes up half the front cover of your books?

  5. David Moles on #

    I dunno… it kind of feels like I should be writing thrillers. Scott Turow, Robert Ludlum, that sort of thing.

    On the bright side, it should be easy to read my name from across the room.

  6. Justine on #

    I would love to read a thriller you had written. The mind boggles!

  7. Mely on #

    You should switch the positions of your name and the title, so that the bigger of the two is given extra weight by the girl’s outstretched arms, like it is in the original one.

  8. Justine on #

    Mely: Feel free. I have fulfilled my yearly quota of photoshopping!

  9. niki on #

    you need to work on your photoshop skills

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