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Thursday, March 18, 2010

Cover Stories: The Unwritten Rule by Elizabeth Scott

I read Elizabeth Scott's latest novel in one day last week while I ate gingerbread cookies and drank coffee and tried to avoid my revisions. What a treat! (You can win a copy of it, along with four other great titles, on I Heart Daily.) Oh, and check out Adele's review of the book to learn more about the inside.

Oh, and check out Holly Cupala's Story Secrets with Elizabeth, plus Elizabeth's latest Readergirlz Author in Residence video!

Here's Elizabeth herself to chat about the gorgeous purple cover!

"I didn't really have an idea for the cover. I just knew I wanted it be as pretty as my other Simon Pulse covers are!

[See two cover tries for The Unwritten Rule in this lineup of Elizabeth's other books (the bottom one is the final, just in different colors):]


"My editor and I talked about what would look good, and we both thought hands touching or passing a note might be cute. But it turned out that there was a much better picture out there!

"We looked at a lot (A LOT) of images before *the one* was found and we talked about all of them...."

Read the rest of Elizabeth's story, and see more trial images for the cover, at melissacwalker.com.

PS-Don't you love how Elizabeth and Simon Pulse let us share all these test covers?! They did it with Something, Maybe too. FUN.


Little Willow said...

Love the books, love the covers!

Lorie Ann Grover said...

Very cool to see the tests. Congrats, E.!

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