I am thrilled to be sharing this snazzy new cover for Selina J. Eckert. I had the honor of designing this cover for her, and she was a joy to work with and gave me such amazing story material to work with. I can’t wait to read this story! Of the Clouds is the first book in Seasons of Magic, a set of four mini-series filled with fairy tale retellings. Of the Clouds is Book 1 in the first mini-series, entitled Fireflies & Fairies!
Release Date is scheduled for August 17, 2019!
About the book:
Shaman-in-training Quri only knows her master’s hut…until the neighboring prince arrives, showing her what life could be. Now, she must defy her master, risking all she’s known, to be free. This sweet and exciting retelling of Rapunzel will have you asking what you would do for your freedom.
Doesn’t this book sound amazing? I can’t wait to get my greedy little hands on a copy so I find out what happens in this Rapunzel retelling.
Where you can find the book:
Curious about how a cover comes together?
As a designer, I always begin with a short story synopsis, some character descriptions, and a list of things the author would like to see. Some tell me things like “No kissing couples! Yuck!” or “Lots of sparkles! I want ALL the sparkles!” I never know what to expect when I get that initial email from a client about what sort of project I will be working on for the next couple of weeks.
I first browse stock photos to find pictures I think might work and consult with the author to narrow down the choices. In the graphic, you can see the two we ended up choosing for Selina’s story. Sometimes I do several “mock covers” with different options so that the author can actually visualize the direction I am headed to make sure we’re on the same page.
Then the real fun begins as I do the gritty work of photoshopping the two pictures together, figuring out the typography, and of course ALL THE SPARKLES. I do so love sparkles.
And there you have it! What do you think of Selina’s new cover and the blurb for her amazing Rapunzel retelling?