Sunday, January 27, 2008

Cynthia's Attic: The Missing Locket by Mary Cunningham

Did you design the cover?
No. My publisher and graphic artist came up with the design

Did your publisher design the cover?
Publisher and graphic artist

Did you get to give any input about the cover design?
Yes! My publisher and I made the final decision.

Is there an interesting story behind the cover design? If so, please share the details.
The original girl on the cover was said to look too young for a YR book...too baby-faced. The artist submitted several other pictures of older-looking girls but I didn't like any of them. My publisher (Karen Syed) finally got the idea to lengthen the picture to take some of the babyish elements out of the face. It worked! She also moved the picture so that only one eye was showing and just a small upturn of the mouth. I think it looks very mysterious and striking.

Who is the cover artist?
Nathalie Moore

Are you happy with the cover?
Extremely! The cover has attracted a lot of attention and was even "cover of the month" and up for "cover of the year" on an online site.

If not, what would you change and why?

Tell us what you think is the best part of the cover.
I love the picture of the girl and the way it's placed on the cover, the Cynthia's Attic font, and the richness of the color (green). It really stands out on bookshelves.

Is there anything else about your cover that we need to know? Feel free to share.
Most people generally don't notice but Nathalie Moore added the face of a grandfather clock to the top half. This signifies the time-travel element in the book.

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