Saturday, July 10, 2010

Cover art for Dogsled Dreams


This is the full jacket art for DOGSLED DREAMS made by the talented Aidana, 4RV's art director. The text will be added after the designer finishes the layout of the book. If you can picture it, the cover will show the dogs, and the back of the book will have the sled and musher.

This is from a scene in the book when Rebecca is running the dogs at night in a snowstorm.

The illustrator will also be doing black and white drawings for each chapter. I hope to have a few of those to share with you as well.

Once the text is added to the art, I'll be able to start marketing. I plan on getting a professional trailer made, bookmarks, countdown widget, postcards and many other exciting ideas.

35 comments:

Anna said...

It's gorgeous! I can't wait to see the final product!

Heather Kelly said...

Terry--so awesome!! It's beautiful! I hope it's starting to feel real! A real live book! Woo-hoo!!

Heather Kelly said...

Or something with less exclamation points--I went a wee bit crazy. But, between you and Anna this week, *waving happily to Anna* I'm bouncing off clouds.

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

Ooooo, that's gorgeous. How exciting to see your story come alive on the jacket!

Girl with One Eye said...

Doesn't that just make it so real. Just knowing what your cover will look like must be one of the top five things an author could experience. Up there with holding the book in your hands.

Buffy Andrews said...

This is beautiful. And I love the colors. I'm so happy for you. This is really exciting. To see everything coming together. Just wait until you hold the book in your hands, smell the cover, feel the pages and sign your first copy. You'll smile, maybe even giggle, at the sweetness of it all. The knowing of what you've accomplished along with the team who supported you and believed in you and your work. We tell stories because we have stories to tell. We tell stories because we must. But it's in the sharing of these stories that brings the real joy. This is your dream. This is your book. Your journey and time. Enjoy it. Embrace it and live life, knowing that this is but one chapter in your life and that there are many more to come. Blessings, Buffy

Dianne K. Salerni said...

Beautiful! You must be so excited! This is all coming together quickly! To see your work illustrated -- it's an amazing experience! I've had line drawings done for a couple of short stories I published. It was fascinating to see my characters drawn on paper!

Jonathon Arntson said...

Thats fantastic! So, you have DOGSLED DREAMS coming out early next year and then you recently got an agent for another book? I look up to you.

Amber Hamilton said...

Fantastic stuff, Terry! Congratulations!!! It looks wonderful!

Kris said...

TerryLynn--this is so exciting. I love the cover. Congratulations! It must be so exciting to see the whole adventure coming together!

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

Terry--How exciting! It must be a great feeling to see your cover...Congratulations!

Catherine A. Winn said...

This is so thrilling. The picture is gorgeous and I can't wait to see it completed. Yay!

out of the wordwork said...

It's a beautiful cover, Terry-Lynne! Congratulations - can't wait to see the final product!
Nelsa

Beverly Stowe McClure said...

It is just right. Looking forward to reading your novel.

Julia Karr said...

This is so beautiful, Terry!!!

Amy Holder said...

Wow! It's beautiful!!! Congrats! I love the vivid royal blue color of the sled and jacket against the snow. Can't wait to see it with the text! :)

My name is PJ. said...

And how will those of us who live thousands of miles away from you buy autographed copies?

Adventures in Children's Publishing said...

Terry, super big CONGRATS!!!! Just saw your comment on signing with Andrea Brown! We are elated for your joyous news! We'll be bragging FOR you on next Friday's round-up :)

Martina & Marissa

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Wraparound covers are SO cool!

Vivian Zabel said...

I'm anxiously awaiting the cover with text, too, and the finished book. Yea!

Jemi Fraser said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Cover art is always a worry it seems - you scored an ace! :)

Adventures in Children's Publishing said...

Terry,

Just wanted to say congrats again. Best wishes and happy dances,

Martina & Marissa

Jackee said...

Congrats! That cover is so very awesome. All that marketing to think of now--how exciting!

Speaking of exciting, I was grinning when I got your comment. A biologist and a writer too! How cool. I have a million questions for you, but I'll just start with, what species do you study??? :o)

Thanks for finding me so I could find you!

Natalie Aguirre said...

I love your cover. How exciting! I can't wait to see all your marketing ideas and learn from you.

Laura Pauling said...

Looks awesome! You must be excited. That's great you'll have chapter illustrations.

Janet said...

Wonderful! Your book is coming along very fast! I'm doing a happy dance for you. I can see in my mind the cover of my book.

Elana Johnson said...

It's gorgeous!! Love it, love it. Congrats, Terry!

Cynthia Chapman Willis said...

Wow! Awesome cover! I am so excited for you! CONGRATULATIONS!

Susan Fields said...

Gorgeous cover - I love it!

Alissa said...

I love the artwork. I can't wait to see the finished jacket!

Christina Lee said...

It's GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! How exciting!

Tamara Hart Heiner said...

oh my word, you already have this??? congrats!

Christina Farley said...

Oh so lovely. Thanks for sharing the excitement with us!

Solvang Sherrie said...

Very cool cover! You must be getting so excited!

Bob Sanchez said...

Great cover!