During Rachael Harrie's Blogging Campaign (which has got to be the coolest thing ever, she's why I've met so many of you awesome people!!) I won a book cover design from the fabulous Shelley Coon. You HAVE to check out her other work here and here. She is completely amazing!!
I'm so in love with this cover for my YA fantasy STOLEN TEARS, which I'll be querying in a few weeks after I get an agent's feedback on my first ten pages. (I signed up for a critique at the SCBWI conference in Boise this month--incidentally, anyone else out there going?) Anyway, here is the gorgeousness:
I can't stop looking at it! I've set it as the wallpaper on my computer! Now I half want to self-publish my book so I can use this beautiful cover, lol!! (But I do want to try my hand at the traditional way first, ha ha.) Anyway, hope you all enjoy it, and go bebop over and check out Shelley's work. She's amazing!
Poor Shelley, I had a hard time telling her what I pictured it because I'd never really pictured it before! But I gave her my query and she whipped out two versions. Both were awesome, but this one really resonated with me!! Shelley also has a blog/website here.
Have you ever done covers for your WIPs before?
Book Cover Wednesday, April 4, 2012
I'm a mother, a Mormon and a musician, and I squee over all things pink and sparkly. I write books about doors that shouldn't be opened and enchanted tears that shouldn't be shed. I'm the proud wife of a farmer, and we live in a dinky Idaho farm town where the chances of getting stuck in tractor-induced traffic jams are highly likely. I believe anything can be made better with a good attitude and maybe a book packed away for those just-in-case times.