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Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Cover Stories: Dark Flame by Alyson Noel

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Alyson Noel's latest Immortals book, Dark Flame, is finally here! She's back to tell the Cover Story (read Cover Stories for Evermore and Blue Moon.)

Here's Alyson:

"Once again, I didn't have a cover concept in mind while writing Dark Flame, but since it's the fourth book in the series, I knew I'd be expected to provide some. So while I was writing, I was definitely on the lookout for various symbols they might be able to use, then my editor and I brainstormed a few additional ideas, which pretty much resulted in a long list of themes and symbols the art department miraculously translated into an actual cover. I feel really lucky to work with such an amazing art department--The Immortals series won first place in the "Best Children's Trade Paperback" category at the New York Book show--so I know I'm in some truly gifted hands!


"The first version I saw was a photo-shopped mock up that used a different girl for Haven--a sort of stock photo stand in if you will..."

Read the rest of Alyson's Cover Story, and see the original Haven, at melissacwalker.com.

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