Jen Calonita writes really awesome books for Little, Brown's POPPY imprint (Secrets of My Hollywood Life series, anyone?). Her next novel, Reality Check, has a unique, doll-covered cover. She posted a full Cover Story at her own site, and she let me excerpt a little bit. Here's Jen:
"I'm lucky to work with a wonderful publisher that always shares their ideas with me, but I can't take any credit for the fabulous ideas and designs. It's all them! Thankfully I always adore what they do. I'm particularly excited about the cover for my upcoming novel, Reality Check, which is about four best friends whose lives change dramatically when they get their own reality TV show. The book's designer, Erin McMahon, and my editors, Kate Sullivan and Cindy Eagan, came up with the look for each doll, and they did an amazing job. The clothes the dolls wear were all designed by Erin! I wish she'd make clothes for me. Aren't the outfits cute?
"I love, love, love the idea of dolls on the cover of this book. Each doll looks like one of the four best friends in the novel, which is great, but when you dig further, and think about the story, having dolls represent the girls says something else about the book as well. I don't want to give too much away, but you'll know what I'm talking about when you read the book..."
Read the rest of Jen's Cover story, and see more behind-the-scenes cover shoot photos on her site.