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Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Cover Stories: Little Women and Me by Lauren Baratz-Logsted

Lauren Baratz-Logsted has been here before, sharing Cover Stories for The Twin's Daughter, The Sisters 8, The Education of Bet and Crazy Beautiful. Her latest novel is Little Women and Me, about a girl who gets trapped in Louisa May Alcott's classic novel and considers changing everything (Beth lives! Laurie ends up with Jo!). How fun does that sound?

Here's Lauren to discuss the cover:

"Sometimes, I have ideas for what my book covers should be and I get my wish. Sometimes I don't. But this time, I had absolutely no idea! How do you visually express the idea of someone getting sucked into a classic book or living inside it???

"Bloomsbury is very good about respectfully asking for input, but this time I truly had no ideas.

"The cover changed a lot! Originally, it was just a picture of a girl with a book open in front of her, like she's reading it. Across the front of the book, it had Little Women and Me in script. It was a pretty-enough cover but in no way did it express the plot of the book..."

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


bookkm said...

This book was a lot of fun to read and I felt the cover expressed exactly what the narrator was feeling - Let me OUT of here!

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