My daughter is finishing her last term before graduating as a real live graphic designer. One of her final projects is to design book covers for a trilogy that could be sold as a boxed set. She immediately pounced on the idea of doing covers for my as-yet-unfinished young adult series called The Bond of Seven. I hadn’t thought of titles or covers or anything like that, but Daughter was way ahead of me.
The picture you see above is the graphic she has designed (you can click on it for a larger view) for Book One in the series: The Bond of Seven – Isle of the Eye. When I saw this, the story immediately came to life for me. It’s nothing like I had imagined, but oh so very much better! The pic is now the wallpaper on my computer. Can’t you just see the evil Queen Meytris up there in her fortress built inside that mountain, her seeing eye not missing anything?
Daughter is working on the other two cover graphics for The Bond of Seven – Battle for the Bleak and The Bond of Seven – Return to Ravenbray. Then she has to actually get all three covers printed as book jackets and put them on real hardcover books.
You might say that it is kind of putting the cart before the horse to have book covers all ready to go before the books are even finished, but something has quickened in my spirit concerning this. It’s called faith, folks. I can see the finished product. I know it will come to pass. And I am inspired, motivated, and determined to do this. I have a vision for what is to be. That is pretty cool.
What more can I say?
I’d better get writing.
9 responses to “The Book Cover”
She is very talented. She’s a go-getter!
Yes, you better get writing, Wendy. I don’t see how you couldn’t.
This proposed cover is incredible. To see a visual image of your first of three books has to be so inspiring. I’m not sure which daughter you’re talking about (Jordan?), but she’s done an outstanding job.
Words are one thing, but pictures are another altogether. I bet you can’t wait to see it wrapped around a real book. When that happens, hold it tightly against you and imagine.
Now, get writing, will you?
Thanks, Rick! I’ll pass on the compliment to Jordan. She even has her instructor all excited about this.
That is such a great cover pic. Your daughter has a great talent.
Thanks! I’ll pass on the compliment.
I’m so excited for you, Wendy… very cool! Your post inspired me to want to sit down and get back to work on my story, too! Blessings to you today…
Go for it, Chris! I am planning to spend most of today with my laptop in some crowded Starbucks where I always seem to get a lot done.
That cover is sure to catch a reader’s eye. The hole in the mountain piques my interest.