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Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Cover Stories: Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater

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Maggie Stiefvater had one of my favorite covers last year with Shiver, and Linger--her latest release--is also a favorite. I had to hear the story behind these simple, subtle designs. Here's Maggie:

"I was a professional artist before I went full-time with my writing, so I'm possibly even more opinionated about book covers than most authors. I had mocked up a few covers for SHIVER, but nothing that I was really happy with -- I was way too close to the project. They were all before the title change (which I think is crucial to the final cover design) and so they were all less wintery and more autumnal.

"My publisher didn't ask for input, but they did give me the right to go 'OMG KILL ME NOW INSTEAD OF USING THAT COVER'...

Read the rest of Maggie's Cover Story at melissacwalker.com.


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