Did you ever wonder how a cover is created? I've shared the process that a traditional publisher follows and will do so again, but today I'd like to take you behind the scenes for the creation of the cover for Pamela Trawick's debut novel, Walking Between the Stones.
Since a key scene in the book involves a labyrinth, Pamela wanted the cover to include one. She provided talented cover designer and best-selling author L.A. Sartor with a photo of the labyrinth that had inspired the story.
Here's the first version:
Undaunted, L.A. changed the font and inserted sky from a picture she'd taken at Rocky Mountain National Park.
Instead of simply saying that she wasn't pleased with the cover, Pamela took a picture of the sky outside her San Jose condo and suggested L.A. use it.
Once again L.A. went back to Photoshop and spent hours getting the sky just right.
That was what the cover needed. The lighter sky provided more contrast with the title, while the lighter clouds speak of hope.
And so, after many iterations and many, many hours of work, we had a finished cover.
Do you like it? I do. Even more importantly, Pamela does.
To learn more about Walking Between the Stones or to order a copy, click here:Amazon