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Thursday, July 28, 2011

Cover Stories: Small Town Sinners by Melissa Walker


As you know if you read this blog, I'm kind of into covers. So when it comes to the subject of my own covers, I feel especially, um, assertive. I like to give inspiration images, write random things down, and generally insert myself to a point that might be annoying.

When my editor Caroline asked me if I had any cover ideas for Small Town Sinners, I sent her this email:

"I'm going to attach some images and give a little explanation of why they're in the mix for me.

"If we show LACEY: I picture her sort of like an early Sissy Spacek:

 

"The FEEL: I love the late sunset, dusty, small-town feel of the NYLON cover, the 'portrait' (really small, sorry), and that GUARDIAN ANGELS book. The color and tone of these images is really appealing to me.
 
**I do really love the close-up on one girl kind of cover, and an American gothic 70s feel seems right to me.

Read the rest of my Cover Story, part 1, at melissacwalker.com.


2 comments:

Lorie Ann Grover said...

Thanks for sharing, Melissa! You've earned the right of input on your covers, for certain!

Cara Mengobati Kencing Nanah said...
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