Thursday, November 1, 2007

Three Feet Under by Christee Gabour Atwood

We want the details about your book cover.
My cover includes the photo from my monthly humor column in City Social Magazine in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Did you design the cover?
No – but I did design the cover for my self-published version of the book and I really liked it.

Did your publisher design the cover?
Yes. The first one they sent me was horrible! I had said yes to all the changes they had suggested before that, but when I saw a crayon drawing of me coming up out of a grave (for Three Feet Under), I screamed and threatened to send them one of my stray cats unless they changed it. That worked.

Did you get to give any input about the cover design?Actually, once they had showed me the bad one, anything else would have looked great to me. So I didn’t actually give any input about this one except, “Thank goodness!”

Is there an interesting story behind the cover design? If so, please share the details.
The picture was a fun session with a Baton Rouge photographer, Will Ohalloran. He just kept shooting while he cut up with me and when I threw my arms up, he caught the shot. It’s amazing how many people see me and raise their arms like the picture. Or maybe they think I’m trying to rob them. Hmmmm…

Who is the cover artist?
I don’t know who actually arranged the elements, but Will did the photo.

Are you happy with the cover?
It’s nice because, with the picture of me on the cover, I can carry a copy of the book into a bookstore and they know I didn’t steal it.

If not, what would you change and why?
On the other hand, I would have liked for it to be a little more dynamic. And maybe they could have Photoshopped a better body on me… and a better face… and better hair… Actually, it would have been nice to just put a willowy blonde on there and pretend she was me…

I’m also much more a primary color type girl than pastels, so I would have liked bright colors.

Tell us what you think is the best part of the cover.
The bar code. Because that means I actually can pay the rent.

Please provide your website link.

What is the link to buy your book? christee atwood

1 comment: said...

I'll be here checking in today for anyone who has questions, comments, or is just online to avoid actually working on a Friday... like I'm doing right now...

Make it a marvelous day!