Nancy Mehl lives in Wichita, Kansas, with her husband Norman and her very active puggle, Watson. She’s authored fourteen books and is currently at work on a new series for Bethany House Publishing. The first book in her Road to Kingdom series, “Inescapable,” came out in July of 2012. The second book, "Unbreakable," released in February of 2013. The final book in the series, “Unforeseeable,” will be available in September of 2013.
CREATING BOOK COVERS
Authors love some of their book covers and shudder at others. Most of us have little control over our covers. Many times, publishers create them without much input from their authors. I’m blessed to have a publisher that asks for my input, although the final decision is up to them. Thankfully, I’ve loved every cover they’ve done.
I thought you might like to see some pictures from a photo session with the model selected as Hope, in UNBREAKABLE. She was a great choice, in my opinion. If you’ve read UNBREAKABLE, does she look like the person you envisioned?
Photographers take many different shots, not certain which one will finally make the cut.
Notice the model’s jeans and sandals showing beneath her dress. I thought this was a cute picture.
The different shots are carefully considered.
And finally, here's the result!
Do you “see” a character in a book from a picture on the cover – or do you ignore the cover and create your own idea as you read?
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Here's the cover for UNFORESEEABLE.