Renee Pace's Off Leash was a semi-finalist in the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Contest, and she had control of the cover design, so she's here to talk about it:
"I knew I wanted a skinny teenage boy and a boxer dog for my cover. That was it. I also wanted it to have a nitty gritty feel. Those were my three outlines to my cover artist.
"When I saw the cover I was floored. She nailed it. I loved that the dog was looking back at the boy but the boy’s looking out at the reader.
"I didn’t want anything changed. It was like Angela Waters had read my mind and took the picture from my head to make my cover.
"We used stock photos only and I gather from my cover artists that securing teen photos is really hard..."
Read the rest of Renee's Cover Story at melissacwalker.com.