Melissa Walker

Monday, April 21st, 2014 Melissa Walker

Kristen Chandler‘s Wolves, Boys & Other Things That Might Kill Me (read Book Harbinger’s great review) got a paperback makeover this year, and I love the new cover! So I asked Kris how it came to be, and what she thought about the redesign. Here she is:

“I was thinking that the paperback would be like the hardback cover (below right)–urban angsty–but I was wrong. Now it’s wilderness angsty. Doesn’t it just give you the shivers to look at it?

“I didn’t give any input for the paperback. I think that’s the way it usually works. I was so used to the hardback cover as the face of the novel… It was like having your friend get a makeover that includes their skin color. But the new cover grew on me quickly.

“I was so consumed with the writing of my next book and the marketing, sharing of the WOLVES I didn’t even realize that the paperback would have another cover. So it was sort of like… SUR-PRISE! We hope you love it!

“It’s a much different look, but the people at SPEAK wanted to show off the title and do something really different from what is out there on the shelves. I think they succeeded.

“I think the hidden meaning on this cover is that you should buy the book. But don’t tell any one that. Let’s see if it works.”

Thanks, Kris! The original cover stands out to me, but the paperback is completely charming in a different way. Doesn’t it seem like the title is echoing off the mountains?

What do you guys think?

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