I always wonder about my covers.Who did them, when and what influences my book had (if any)
Imagine my delight when I discovered the Barnes and Noble video of Judy York talking about how she does her illustrations. In it, she mentions Taken by the Viking and how she used Viking headboards and tapestries to give it a realistic feel. The inside front cover of the US version is also shown briefly, and that picture helped to inspire Ivar's story (the one currently sitting on my editors' desks). I loved her whole approach to producing a cover image.
So if you are interested in cover illustration, you can view the full video here.