History of the Book Cover For Find My Baby

This is an interesting blog post from Mitch Lavender, author of the newly-released crime thriller ‘Find My Baby’ on how he arrived at the final cover for his novel. I would also have gone with the one he selected.

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Over the course of writing, editing, rewriting, revising, cursing, etc., I toyed with different covers for Find My Baby. These are several iterations of the covers I considered at one time or another.

Find my baby cover

This was the first cover, developed for my Nanowrimo author’s page way back in November of 2011. I liked this one at the time, but then an artist friend pointed out that the shadow on FIND and the shadows on my name were opposite of each other. My name was also a little too prominent on the cover. This works for known authors but does nothing for me. Eventually, I abandoned this one in favor of the next.

Find my baby cover-3

The font changed to give it a ransom note feel, and my name was reduced to a smaller font. It has a very dreary feel to it, and I abandoned this one pretty quickly.

cryptic FMB cover3

This was the second cover…

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About seaviewwarrenpoint

I am a writer and artist from Warrenpoint, Northern Ireland.
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3 Responses to History of the Book Cover For Find My Baby

  1. Liz Young says:

    You finally chose a very atmospheric cover – good luck with the book!

  2. Patsy says:

    There’s a lot to take into account when selecting a cover!

    Marion, I’ve nominated you for the versatile blogger award.

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