Becca and I are no good at keeping secrets, and everyone has been so incredibly patient with us over this book, so when when we saw our final cover yesterday we had to share it. So... Ta-da!
Scarlett Rugers has done here. It completely embodies the concepts of emotion and creativity, doesn't it?
It is great to be one step closer to release. I know that most people have a date picked months in advance and carefully plan out each detail. We wanted this too, and months ago, targeted for an April release date. And then we found out that while Becca and I love working together, our governments don't. Needless to say, we are snipping our way through red tape, but hope everything will be fixed soon so we can release this book. We haven't given up on April, but likely we will have to push to May.
So...back to the cover. :) We thought it might be great to have Scarlett on the blog to answer a few questions about covers to anyone curious about them. A good cover can do wonders and a bad cover can kill a book. But what constitutes a good or bad cover? How do trends change? What about colors, styles and what happens when a type of cover reaches saturation point? *cough cough floor-length ball gowns in YA cough cough*
Scarlett has a great eye and has created some amazing covers. This is your chance to pick a designer's brain and ask about the most important things to factor in when creating a cover. Please leave any questions you have for her in the comments below! We'll gather them up and pass them on to her to answer. :)