I remember when I was pregnant with each of my sons, I’d look up how many weeks pregnant I was on websites and in pregnancy books because I wanted to see pictures…what does the baby look like now? How big would it be, if I held it in my hands?
The illustrations and even (slightly creepy) photographs of babies in utero were cool (and slightly creepy), but they didn’t really make the experience seem real until we had the ultrasound and got to see our kid swimming about, waving and sucking his thumb like a little pro. Seeing them made the experience real. Seeing them made me fall in love.
Likewise, my hard drive (and flash drives, and email inbox) is full of multiple documents with the title SOMETIMES NEVER, SOMETIMES ALWAYS (as well as several working titles, most of which are something like, MY CASSANDRA BOOK), and while it’s exciting like crazy to see edit letters and contracts and emails with my book’s name in the subject lines, nothing makes it feel real like seeing my cover. And again, falling in love.
I love my cover. Thanks to the terrific insight of my editor, Brian Farrey-Latz, and the designers at flux books, I feel like my cover completely captures the hope and the energy that I felt when I was imagining Cassandra’s story in SOMETIMES NEVER, SOMETIMES ALWAYS. I hope you like it, too!
Check back tomorrow for the first of a series of posts that I’m going to run between now and the release next fall, in which I’ll share some of my own stories, ask you to share some of yours, and give away some prizes, including a hardcover of my first baby, Kiss the Morning Star. Thanks for celebrating with me!