My cover! My cover!

February 23rd 2014

I am so incredibly excited to reveal the cover of my upcoming YA novel, Grunge Gods and Graveyards (set to release in May!).

Grunge Gods and Graveyards

Publishing with an awesome, small press like RAP means I get to have input in things like cover design. When I was asked about what I wanted to see on the cover, my mind spun with a zillion different ideas. Everything flew out of my mouth. Tree branches that spelled out the titles! A girl leaning up against a gravestone rocking out to music, holding her dead beloved’s hand! Silhouettes because I just love silhouettes! Interesting typography! My cover inspirations were everything from Splintered by A.G. Howard to Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea by April Tucholke to The Nightmare Affair by Mindee Arnett. It amazes me how a graphic artist can take an idea and conceptualize it in such a way as to nail down exactly what you want without you saying what that is. I am truly in love with my cover. And every time I look at it, I see something new. For example, at this resolution and size I just noticed that the silhouette of the girl is wearing headphones and carrying a Discman or Walkman (the book is set in 1996, so that makes perfect sense).

Anyway, I am incredibly excited that this day has arrived. Please consider adding GGG to your Goodreads shelf.

When the book’s release date nears, I plan on doing all sorts of fun giveaways. I hope you’ll check back.




4 comments on “My cover! My cover!

  1. Jill

    I still have both my Walkman and my Discman from the 1990s.. But then again, I still have both tapes and CDs too. Maybe it’s time to get with the 21st century, but I’d miss all my mixed tapes…

    And I love your cover! The green background says “otherworldly” to me, and those TREES! Strong verticals with enough diagonals to make things interesting. (Have you read Picture This by Molly Bang yet? ;-))


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