I recently found out that my cover artist is unable to finish the project. I’m really bummed out, but the circumstances were understandable.
On the flip side I think I have found an artist. She designs and formats book covers professionally. She has pre-made covers for sale as well as the opportunity for custom covers. I really like her pre-made covers, but they do not fit the tone of my book. I will go for the custom cover. It’s more expensive, but it will be nice that it was made especially for my book. She can also design bookmarks and banners for minimal cost.
I will have to wait about a month for the cover to be complete, but at least I have enough work to do with the MS to keep me busy!