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Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Cover Stories: The Demon's Lexicon by Sarah Rees Brennan

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Sarah Rees Brennan cracks me up. Read her Cover Story for the paperback version of The Demon's Lexicon (which is out later this month) and you'll love her too. (Oh, and here's a review of the book by Kate of Read This Book!, in case you want to know what's on the inside... and she used the UK cover so there's one more visual to take in).

Here's Sarah:

"You know, I didn't have an idea for the cover! I'm really not visual at all. When people started suggesting ideas, I kept saying 'Oh, that sounds lovely!' in a dazzled way, like a kid in a really exciting museum. 'Ooooh, yes, that! Ooooh, yes, that!' 'Sarah, you can't have twenty different covers.' 'Oh.'

"My publisher just said 'We've got James Porto to do your cover!' and I said 'Oh my gosh, THANK YOU' and they said 'Hang on till we show you something' and then I waited... and waited... for seeeeveral months. On my fainting couch. When the cover came, I was so nervous I shoved my computer towards my housemate, and asked her if she'd look at it first!

"Well... the initial version was a little different from this current one, and I will say that I went 'Oh please could we change some stuff please' BUT..."

Read the rest of Sarah's Cover Story (and see a hot shot of Ed Westwick) at melissacwalker.com.



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