"In April 2011, David announced that, in addition to another Fable novel, he and a number of other writers, including Glenn Hauman, Mike Friedman and Bob Greenberger, were assembling an electronic publishing endeavor called Crazy Eight Press, which would allow them to publish e-books directly to fans, the first of which would be David's Arthurian story, The Camelot Papers. David explained that the second book in his "Hidden Earth" trilogy would also be published through Crazy Eight." -Wikipedia
Peter describes the novel as:
"Arthurian times told through the point of view of a young female slave named Vivianna who is able to read and write and thus keeps a diary of what she sees in her time at Camelot. Envision a Camelot where Arthur is basically George W. Bush, Guinevere and Lancelot are Hillary and Bill Clinton, Merlin is Karl Rove, and Galahad is Barack Obama. It's not a laugh-riot, though; more of a acknowledgment that what we see in terms of our modern day leaders' actions is simply the latest iteration of behaviors that go back centuries."
I was fortunate enough to be called upon by Peter himself to do this cover. It was Peter's idea to do this design. I had an exact feeling that I wanted from the cover based on the preview of Peter's book I had read. It was precise, perfect for this project and I had no idea what it was.(I was doing that annoying editor, "I'll-know-it-when-I-see-it" thing to myself) We bounced around a few ideas some were really close to this as of yet hypothetical unattainable perfect cover, but none that really pleased Peter or myself until he sent this in an email:
" What would you think of designing a cover that looked like the front page of a supermarket shopper or 'People' magazine. Something with headlines and accompanying illustrations such as...
Royal Wedding Scandal!
Prince wanted to marry sister!Court insider tells all in book! "
I went all out. Particularly on a the king's tunic, forgetting that I would just be covering it all up with text anyway.
According to Peter, " the release date is July 8th, and people can go to www.crazy8press.com where they'll be guided to whatever platform they want to buy it on."
I, myself have read about half of the new novel so far and I have to say, it is Peter at his best!