We want the details about yours.
Did you design the cover?
Yes to a degree. It is actually one of the illustrations inside the book where Princess-Loves-the-Pond realizes she can no longer see: wildflowers, the love in her mother’s eyes, movement of wild animals, the moon and the stars, etc. I gave the illustrator the text and my illustration notes, but she had freedom of design.
Did your publisher design the cover?
No, the book is self-published.
Did you get to give any input about the cover design?
My illustrator created the book cover. AuthorHouse allows you to submit images and they will finish the cover for you, or you can send them a finished cover ready for release such as this one.
Is there an interesting story behind the cover design? If so, please share the details.
The book is one of four of my books in which I used one of my grandchildren’s names. My granddaughter, Sarah, helped to pick out the illustrations for the front and back cover. Her favorite color is purple and that is the background color. She just loves her book.
Who is the cover artist?
Valerie Bouthyette from Pine City, New York. You can find out more about her at guru.com.
Are you happy with the cover?
I just simply love it!
If not, what would you change and why?
I would not change anything.
Tell us what you think is the best part of the cover.
The best part to me is how loving the mother looks at her child. Then I love the bear peaking around the tree.
Is there anything else about your cover that we need to know? Feel free to share.
This is one of four books that Valerie Bouthyette has illustrated for me. The others are Keeper of Happy Faces, Lovely Little Lamb and I’ll Tuck You in, Deer. They are all due to be released by the end of 2007. Valerie is a wonderful, whimsical artist.
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What is the link to buy your book?
The book is sold worldwide online, but I would first look at www.amazon.com/Beautiful-Princess-Without-Face/dp/1434338010/