The more I play around with Photoshop, the more I am beginning to think I can just do my own book cover for Starstrikers. I was able to come up with some elegant titles and layout that was pretty much what I had in mind. All I have to do now is come up with a proper unit coin for the center picture. I think it would look best as a 3D object, but I have no skill in using 3D programs. So I will most likely attempt it in Photoshop.
Then I have to come up with something for the back cover. Write some copy for the plot summery and some how make it sound like you should drop everything and just read the book. I think I should be using Illustrator for that, so will hold off until I can get that program.
You can see my latest version in my portfolio on the About page of this blog.