Here are some of my favorite covers (of my work). All were designed by Glendon Haddix and Streetlight Graphics (with guidance and suggestions from myself and my sister Roxanne). See Glendon’s other work at http://streetlightgraphics.com
TRUEPENNY was the hardest of the covers we ever collaborated on. I wanted a cat with some attitude just like the one he finally used, but I couldn’t communicate the specifics well enough. We went through several covers I didn’t like. And then I got this one. Love it that Streetlight Graphics is so committed to getting it right.
Because we already had the cat, THE RETURN OF TRUEPENNY was a snap.
SAINTS & SINNERS ended up very close to how I envisioned it. I wanted the mid-century ocean liner and the sky with the sun blazing out from under the clouds, and a woman who’d been thrown overboard. And that’s what he gave me. The woman was quite different in my mind, but she’s obviously fallen off the ship (or been tossed overboard, hint, hint.)
What a pleasure to make your own book covers (or to have a big hand in their making).
WHAT I READ THIS WEEK: Search and Recovery by Kristine Kathryn Rusch. Donners of the Dead by Karina Halle. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins. Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins. (It’s been a Hunger Games couple of weeks)