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Monday, October 11, 2010

Cover Stories + Contest: Her and Me and You by Lauren Strasnick

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This week, Lauren Strasnick is here to talk about the cover of her latest book Her and Me and You. Kirkus says, "Strasnick's slim second offering packs a lot into its short chapters: divorce, broken friendships, crushes, the lines between love and sex and more. Characterization, scenes, dialogue and setting are seamlessly distilled into so few sharp, image-rich phrases that the novel reads almost as if it were written in verse... Complex and thought-provoking."

How good does that sound? Here's Lauren with the Cover Story:

"I didn't have any specific cover image in mind - but when I finally saw the finished design, I flipped. So gorgeous. It seriously exceeded my expectations.

"I didn't give any input for Her and Me and You. I got to choose the shoes (Converse All Stars) that went on the spine of my first book, Nothing Like You. And I was asked for suggestions when S&S was trying to come up with an image for the paperback version of Nothing Like You...

Read the rest of Lauren's Cover Story, and comment on melissacwalker.com for a chance to win Her and Me and You!


holly cupala said...

I read Lauren's previous novel and really enjoyed it, and I met her at an SCBWI conference before it came out. Lovely writer!

Shelf Elf said...

This is a stunning cover. I love how much sky there is.

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