Thursday, September 29, 2011

Lyon's Legacy--The Cover

I'm very pleased to reveal the cover of Lyon's Legacy (Catalyst Chronicles: Book One), designed by Meghan Derico of Derico Photography:





















I had some of the cover elements in mind when I approached Meghan. She questioned me about Jo's appearance to find a suitable model. I was able to pick the model photo that I liked best, then Meghan added in other elements. We went through a few versions of the cover before we agreed that this one was the best. Meghan was very easy to work with and has a much better eye for design than I do. ;) I look forward to working with her on the next books in the Catalyst Chronicles series.










9 comments:

Rogue Mutt said...

You should read this blog post:
http://slckismet.blogspot.com/2011/09/young-authors-and-your-hair.html

Sandra Ulbrich Almazan said...

I just commented on that post, Rogue. How funny that I post a cover with a long-haired woman the same day someone else discusses long hair on covers. Long hair was always part of Jo's character, perhaps because I had long hair when I first came up with her.

Michelle Davidson Argyle said...

I love her hair in that cover! The cover has me asking all sorts of questions about the book, and that's a good thing! Congrats on your book! :)

Michelle Davidson Argyle said...

And wow that was repetitive. Sorry. My brain is so not awake yet.

Sandra Ulbrich Almazan said...

Thanks, Michelle! Meghan did a great job, didn't she?

Derico Photography said...

Thank you Sandra! And Michelle :) It was a fun cover to make. I can't wait to do the next one! I may do a post about how I take the original image and turn it into what you see there, so more authors understand the work that is put into something like this.

Congrats again on your book Sandra! I'm excited to go find myself a copy when it comes out :D

David Powers King said...

The fact that your character has long hair did not strike out at me as anything in particular. Seeing the Earth in the upper corner (instead of the moon, like we'd normally expect) is what captured my attention. The guitar adds even more intrigue.

In short, I like it! :)

Sandra Ulbrich Almazan said...

I'm glad you like it, David!

Connie Keller said...

The cover is gorgeous! Congrats!

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