Shawn and I love old books. When planning the cover themes for Shawn's YA series, Allon, we decided to steer away from the common fantasy paintings on most novels. Instead, I designed each book cover to look like an old leather-bound, gold-guilded, embossed book. For the leather texture, I scanned the back of an old Bible I have. I changed the color of the leather for each volume in the series. The typeface is KellsFLF, an uncial font. The books are 6 x 9 inches. Inside the body text, I used old printer ornaments to end each chapter. Five of the books have been published with a 6th coming out later this year. You can read excerpts of each book on our Allon Books website.