That last post. Scratch that. I was getting too stressed out about getting what I wanted on the cover while working with the previous artist. She and her partner are undoubtedly talented and I regret not being able to follow through on our progress, but I've gone another direction. Check out the new illustrator's deviantArt portfolio here.
Additionally, I've pushed back the publication date to mid-April due to a light bulb of marketing brilliance. It will also give me time to nail down the remaining edits from my editor(s). Have I mentioned that I hate the editing process? I've always just typed - saved - printed - stapled - handed in. This whole other proofreading phase is a nuisance. A necessary nuisance - but a nuisance nonetheless.