Sunday, June 22, 2008
From the Dust by Ryshia Kennie
Did you design the cover? no
Did your publisher design the cover? My publisher, Black Lyon Publishing designed the cover.
Did you get to give any input about the cover design? Yes, I had input on the cover but I totally loved it from the beginning. The only thing I suggested was that sheep weren't added, although they are part of the story. Sheep really weren't a common part of the Saskatchewan landscape then or now. Although Tate (the hero) is rather unique in his vision for a sheep ranch in the midst of the depression era prairies.
Is there an interesting story behind the cover design? If so, please share the details. No.
Who is the cover artist? It's a photograph
Are you happy with the cover? I absolutely love the cover.
If not, what would you change and why? Nothing
Tell us what you think is the best part of the cover.
The deep, brooding colors, the wild terrain and the lone cabin are like a visual prologue. There's a feeling of mystery portrayed by that cabin nestled in the gloaming, a symbol of the times and of Eva's (the heroine) determined desperation as the book opens. What more can I say - I think it's great and I'm totally subjective but many others have said the same. So that's some validation.
My website links:
Link to buy "From the Dust"