A Wild Week of 2K18 Cover Reveals!
Last week was BIG for the Class of 2K18! We had not one but FOUR cover reveals! To celebrate, we are sharing the covers below and including each author's reaction when they first saw their final image.
Cindy Baldwin - WHERE THE WATERMELONS GROW (July 3, 2018)
Getting to see my book's cover was something I'd been dreaming about for years before I even got an agent! I was so excited, but also nervous, because I'd noticed that most of my author friends were surprised by their covers at first at many contradicted the author's vision for their book. Because my book is kind of emotionally intense, deals with tough topics, and is set on a farm that I like to think is somewhat idyllically described, I'd kind of figured that my cover design would be something muted and a little somber, with pastels or darker shades as the primary colors. I was COMPLETELY surprised when I opened my e-mail in February to find the incredibly gorgeous cover for WHERE THE WATERMELONS GROW, designed by HarperCollins genius Erin Fitzsimmons. It was so lush, vibrant, and lyrical—absolutely different than what I had expected, but also absolutely capturing the heart and soul of my heat-stricken watermelon-infused story. When I got the final version, with the tagline, a couple of weeks ago, I cried actual tears at seeing the tagline I'd written sitting over the title I'd chosen. It's one of the most beautiful book covers I could have imagined, and I like to think that my watermelon-obsessed heroine, Della, would love it just as much as I do!
Caryn Lix - SANCTUARY (July 24, 2018)