What’s new? My COVER!

July 11, 2014 1 Comment

This is one of the most exciting parts of the whole process for me:  Seeing the cover design of my new book!

It’s kind of a crazy thing when you think about it.  I wrote the book, imagined the characters and the setting and each moment as it plays out.  But the image that defines the book, that graces the cover and will likely be the first thing people see—that comes from the mind and the heart of someone else.

What will it be?  Will I like it?

It’s exciting and nerve-wracking and stressful and magical.  In this case, mostly magical.  Because somehow the designer has created a cover that is nothing like I imagined but exactly right.  And that tagline…it’s perfect.  I didn’t write it but I wish I had.

The cover is being revealed today on Gae Polisner’s blog where I’m guest hosting a post for Teachers Write!  (If you don’t know what that is, it’s an amazing summer program that educates educators on writing.  Teachers Write! is spearheaded by Kate Messner, Gae Polisner and a wonderful lineup of authors—you can find them on Facebook here.)    I wanted to share the cover on my page, as well, for all of you.  So, without further ado:  the front cover for A Matter of Heart coming from Random House/Delacorte on May 12, 2015.   So, what do you think?  Can you feel yourself reaching for it on the shelf….


A Matter of Heart

A Matter of Heart


  1. Judith Starkston Love this cover. Interesting how the doodles around the title tell us pleasantly that this is a book that will appeal to the "younger than adults" crowd. I love the way the photo plays with light and thus suggests all sorts of ideas.
    July 16, 2014 at 11:17 am · Reply

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