What a treat it was to get a Twitter message from Erin McGuire mentioning a blog post she wrote about the making of the cover art for WHEN THE BUTTERFLIES CAME!
Erin cites her process, shows off her first-idea-brainstorming drafts as well as let's us take a peek at several more finished sketches for the publisher to choose from. And then how the final cover happened. Superbly interesting stuff.
Go here to read and *see* with your very own eyes: http://emcguire.blogspot.com/2012/07/when-butterflies-came-process.html
Also check out Erin's other artwork and book covers she's done. I love them! She did the cover for BREADCRUMBS by Anne Ursu and LUCKY FOR GOOD by Susan Patron as well as my current book out CIRCLE OF SECRETS. I do believe my spectacular cover is in great company. Okay, yes, I did say *my* cover when actually it is Erin's cover art, but I'm taking a teensy bit of possession since I love it so much. The first week my editor showed it to me I stared at it for hours - and it's also my screen saver on my computer so I can see it *all* the time.
Am I the only one who does this? Ha! I think not!
I'm supremely lucky. (I adore the girl, the butterflies, the sparkly bubbles, everything!)
A few of my editor's comments: "I think it is STUNNING," and "I think it's perfect for such a magical story."
Hope you have a stunning lovely, magical day, everyone!
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