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Saturday, August 21, 2010

Cover Stories: Audrey, Wait! by Robin Benway

The super-fun Robin Benway has two Cover Stories for our enjoyment. We'll start with her awesome debut, Audrey, Wait!, and you'll get the tale behind her new cover (for The Extraordinary Secrets of April, May and June) later this week.

Here's Robin!

"In my first book, Audrey, Wait!, Audrey is a character who loves music, so I always had an image of a girl's wrist covered in wristbands. Not bracelets, but the sort of wristbands you get when you have to queue up in line for a concert or to get backstage. I thought that'd be so cool! When Audrey sold, however, my publisher hired Rodrigo Corral to do the cover. I was over the moon at this news, since I had seen so many of his book covers and thought they were beautiful.

"When Razorbill first emailed me the image that would become the hardcover Audrey cover, I was driving down to Orange County and my phone at the time couldn't download photos. My agent called me and was saying, 'Did you see it? Did you see it?' and I was FREAKING OUT because I couldn't see it and I didn't have my computer with me and I was an hour away from home and I NEEDED to see my book cover!

"So I did what any rational person would do: I drove to the nearest Apple store, hopped onto a computer, and pulled up the image...."

Read the rest of Robin's Cover Story and see foreign editions of the cover at melissacwalker.com.


Little Willow said...

Love the book, love the covers!

Goon said...

Audrey Wait was a great book.

holly cupala said...

This was such a fun book - I think of it every time I wear my now-infamous arm warmers! ;)

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