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Thursday, December 15, 2011

Cover Stories: Jessie ♥ NYC

Keris Stainton was here last year to share the Cover Story for Della Says: OMG!, and now she's back with the tale of Jessie ♥ NYC!

Here's Keris:

"I didn't really think about the cover when I was writing the book -- I'd made a collage so I just pictured that... although it did have the Empire State Building smack bang in the middle!

"After I'd delivered the book I actually dreamed the cover and the title. I told my editor and she asked me to send over the details, so I made a few mock-ups and she loved them.

"The first version I saw was black and white (right) and then the next one was gold, but not as fabulously shiny as the finished product...

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