Sunday, August 16, 2009

Cover Tease....

I got to see my cover this week! After hearing many stories of disappointment from fellow authors who have hated their covers, I have been really, really dreading the moment when I got the cover art. So when I saw an email from my editor titled "POD Cover” I gasped. Then I yelled for Scott and the kids to come in with me while I opened the file.

First there was this:

Hi Christy, We had our cover meeting today and everyone fell in love with the cover that’s attached. It was done by Kevin Brown (did I mention he was the cover artist I was hoping would do this?) and I think it’s stunning.

I really love this. It incorporates a lot of different icons from the book (the Three Hares, the Fraternis tattoo, the Tzolkin sigils, the Scottish rings) and gives us a good look with which we can continue in the second book. It’s got that ominous quality to it which I think will work well to sell the more mysterious elements of the story. Thoughts?

And then I opened it. We all screamed, “Cool!” at the same time, which I think is a good sign. Plus, there’s foil involved. Shiny!

It’s probably not for everyone. I hope there are teen girls who will appreciate mysterious and ominous over light and pretty. I certainly do, but I am also quite odd.

I wish I could show you now but I’ve been instructed to wait two weeks for final art. What was revealed was just one of the concepts presented at the cover meeting so now it goes for polish and perfection.

Believe me, the minute I get a finished .jpg it will be all over the place!

20 comments:

Khy said...

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH.

*flaps arms*

I CANNOT wait to see it! :D I'm sure it's awesome.

Jennie Englund said...

Whoo-wee! One step closer to bookshelves! How exciting!

Can't wait to see it.

Foil! Fancy!

Little Ms J said...

It has to be such an exciting thing to see your MS come to life, become a book with art and foil and such! Great news! Can't wait to see it!

Steve Brezenoff said...

Awesome! Glad to hear you like it, and can't wait to see it.

Irene Latham said...

You are odd in the best ways possible. :) This sounds awesome!! Can't wait to see.

PJ Hoover said...

Oy. I'm dying here. I can't wait to see it!
Foil!!!!!

Barbara Slaton said...

FOIL!!! Yay, yipee, wahoo. It sounds just wonderful. A blessing that you love it, wouldn't it suck if you didn't?

Tess said...

Wow! What a very exciting moment! I can't wait to really see it (outside of my imagination, that is). Tatoos and foil? You know that's gonna be great!

beth said...

AHHHH! How can you not show us the cover now?! I'm so excited to see it!!!

Katie said...

I can't even begin to imagine how amazing and exciting this must feel?! I am so happy that you love it! What a great feeling :-)

Aaahhhhhh

Kimberly Derting said...

OMG, you suck! I totally thought we were going to get a *glimpse*!!!

I like dark. And foil.

Can't wait...

jessjordan said...

Foil?! You're big-time now! And to think I had the chance to get to know you when you were foil-less. Gahhhhhh.

That's awesome, Christy!

Robin said...

Foil! I LOVE foil!!!

Can't wait to see it. So excited for you!!!

Corey Schwartz said...

Oh, cool! Can't wait to see. What an exciting moment for you!

Kristin said...

*raises hand*

I DEFINITELY prefer ominous and mysterious over light and pretty. :D

Suzanne Young said...

Ooo!! Can't wait to see it!!

Lisa Schroeder said...

Foil! Cool!! Can't wait to see it!!

I've been thinking about you, wondering what happened after we talked.

e-mail me an update when you have one, will you? alwayslisa at gmail dot com.

Hope all is well!!

Shelli said...

hey I want an update too! ive been thinking about you.

i think you shoudl have a contest to see who can mock up your book. whoever gets the closest wins. Im offto get foil, a mayan calendar. :)

nanmarino said...

Foil sounds very cool! Can't wait to see it!

Deb Markanton said...

That's got to be almost as good as seeing your kids for the first time!