Book covers with a little New Mexico twist.

Modern book cover art in the digital age rarely seems as happily cheesy as it once did (eg., see Matt Helm in New Mexico).

But on the other hand, now graphic design teams at publishing companies often just pick a relevant photo, bleed it to the edge of the cover, throw on text and title, and that's that. Sometimes that works. But my usual preference is artwork, cheesy or not. Here are some covers from the published work of my brother Daniel Lenihan, a talented Santa Fe author of both nonfiction and fiction, that I think manage to be modern and also engaging.