so today is the day! i get to share with you guys the cover for my debut novel DUALED!!! go check it out at a good addiction, where the fabulous kari olson is hosting the official cover reveal, and please feel free to bombard it with gushy, mushy, over-the-top love via comment.
because I LOVE it. and when my editor sent me the final version, i cried. seeing your cover, knowing this is how your book is going to be presented to the world, that this is the face to your words and dreams and sweat…it’s a pretty overwhelming moment.
a handful of other versions were considered, but this is the one that really hit it all the way home. it’s a great balance of emotion and grit, survival and war, light and dark. plus, west is just so freaking badass in it. and i love how they made her own shadow her alt. so fantastically done to mess with your head.
having a cover come together can take months. and there’s an incredible number of people involved, all who have stakes in its success. from my editor to the graphic artist to the jacket designer to sales and marketing…so many phenomenal people whose talents blew me away. it’s extremely humbling and somewhat terrifying to know just how much work goes into the process, and i couldn’t be more thankful to each and every individual who played a part in creating the cover for DUALED.
so, thank you. seriously, i’m floored, and so, so, so lucky.
now i’ve got to get back to drafting DIVIDED, but i won’t feel the least bit guilty if i take a minute or two once in a while and just stare at the awesomeness that is this cover.