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Thursday, May 24, 2012

Cover Stories: Fracture by Megan Miranda

Megan Miranda's Fracture cover is wintry and haunting (oh, and the book inside got a starred PW review, too!). Here she is to talk about how her debut cover came to be:

"I had a very vague idea for the cover: a girl on the other side of the ice, looking out. But I am also, admittedly, not gifted in the art department. We discussed the idea I had, and they gave another idea as well: a girl, in a red coat, standing on the ice—with maybe a crack running through the surface. I loved that one, as well. I believe they toyed with both these ideas, but found that such a literal interpretation, while accurate to the scene and very relevant to the plot, didn’t quite represent the feel of the story inside. So they went in a different direction to capture the mood. And did they ever.

 "Honest truth? When I first saw my cover, I jumped out of my chair..."

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


1 comment:

Amy said...

I read this book a couple of months ago, and I loved it, even if her best friend was named after a chocolate bar/bus! I especially like the cover, and the look on Delaney's face x