ECHOES IN THE GLASS
By Cheri Lasota
Releasing December 2013
Publisher: Ever-Sea Press
Young Adult Contemporary Romance
About the Author Cheri Lasota has written poetry and fiction for sixteen years, edited fiction for nine years and recently jumped headlong into design work for enhanced e-books. She has a great love for all things techy, so she finds herself pushing the boundaries of e-book marketing and design at every turn. Her passion for fiction and helping other novelists achieve their goals is without limits. Her bestselling debut novel, ARTEMIS RISING, is a 2013 Cygnus Awards First Place Winner and a 2012 finalist in the Next Generation Indie Books Awards. Cheri just released her how-to e-book DESIGN AND UPLOAD YOUR EPUB and is currently finishing up her second YA novel, ECHOES IN THE GLASS, set on the Oregon Coast.
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And now a guest post from author Cheri Lasota on how the cover was created:
Today kicks off a season of events leading up to the release of my forthcoming Contemporary YA novel Echoes in the Glass in December 2013!
I've been dying to reveal the beautiful cover that Graphic Designer Steven Novak and Photographer Krista Weisz collaborated on for me. They brought my vision to life and then some!
How did the cover come about?
An image came to my mind fairly early on in my writing process for this novel. I pictured two figures facing each other, fingers touching. The guy is in present day and the girl is in 1934 and the same lighthouse stands between them, as a bridge to the present and an echo of the past. As you can see, Krista and Steven nailed it. =)
A lighthouse on the Oregon Coast features heavily in this story and the present day and 1934 storylines intertwine in unexpected ways, and it was important to me that the two time periods were represented on the cover. In talking over the possibilities with Krista Weisz, we decided to have her put out a call for models in her local area. The search was long, but in the end, they were worth the wait.
Krista took the models out to a gorgeous location and took a number of pictures in different settings. Many of those I was able to use for promotion pictures, such as the ones you see below. Beautiful, aren't they?!