Have you ever seen an image that stirs you within? Reminds you of childhood, of longing, of romance, of hope, of nature, anticipation? I had such an experience when I encountered Catrin Welz-Stein’s digital artwork online, especially her painting The View. I looked at that painting and decided I had to order a poster.
Then, as I was working on the final draft of my debut novel, I imagined her beautiful image on the cover of my book. But it wasn’t quite right for my book. I needed a more contemporary version of this same piece. I needed to lift the melancholy out of the clouds and add anticipation and hope.
But that was a dream, after all. I couldn’t just contact a Swiss artist in Kuala Lumpur out of the blue and ask her if I could not only use her artwork for the cover of my book, but alter it. Could I? Well, if there’s one thing I learned from Doctor Seuss, it’s that you don’t know until you try and it never hurts to ask.
So I contacted her.
After working with her over the internet for a number of months–me sending mock-up drafts, and she providing her thoughts on composition, color, balance, we developed an idea that suited both of our needs. I called upon my husband’s graphic design skills, and got the final version approved!
I am so excited about my book launch coming up on Saturday, November 16th, 2013, when I will officially release this book into the world. Like more info? Check out my author blog: http://www.authorkristinanderson.com or Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/authorkristinanderson
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I have the book in my hands right now and it is drop dead gorgeous
Yeah Kristin….I LOVE IT!!! So proud of you! XOXO Date: Fri, 11 Oct 2013 07:25:34 +0000 To: email@example.com
Thank you dear Marjon! The print version is already available on Amazon, but I’m not publicizing that until my book launch on November 16th. Rumor has it you all might consider it for book club :). I’d be truly honored!