I designed the cover for this book! I neglected to post about it when it first came out, but better late than never! You should buy it and read it!
It’s a fantasy story that involves ancient legends and lost languages, so I wanted the cover art to look like some ancient and mysterious artifact. I used corroded copper plate that I’d found discarded at a printmaking studio; I was blown away by how beautiful the patterns of corrosion on it were. I etched into the plate to get those shiny zigzags that evoke the titular lightning, and I painted the symbols on. Then I had it photographed, and did the requisite fiddling with levels, contrast, etc. in Photoshop; the title is added digitally.
It’s my first book-cover gig — I’d love to do more in the future!