Today I am taking part in Hosanna Emily's cover reveal for her debut novella, The Mystery of the Midnight Trespasser, which will be released on April 26.
About the Book
"Rosy growled, and I knew she was pacing the porch. I sensed her uneasiness. Something was wrong. Rosy never barked at cars; why would she choose this one?"
13-year-old Emily Kessler believes in God, but when she discovers someone trespassing in the middle of the night, can she learn to trust in Him completely? Will she have the courage to solve the mystery with her friends? And when everything falls apart, will Emily be able to keep those she loves safe?
The Making of the Cover
I designed this cover...and Hosanna graciously allowed me to share with you the process of making it! Thank you so much, Hosanna! (Note: This is the extremely simplified version of the process.)
1. This cover's origins are as an illustrated cover. *hides face* My artistic skills are limited...and this is what it came up with (after a TON of work).
2. After many hours of work, I scrapped this and decided on using images. I found these two on Unsplash.com.
|*hangs head in shame* I can't believe I'm showing you this...|
3. After making the forest look like nighttime, adding the truck to the picture, and making the headlights light up, it was time for some text. This was hard and took some research. I wasn't sure what kind of font to use. Here is the finished result one more time:
About the Author
Hosanna Emily wrote her first novel at age fourteen. She is a homeschooled, independent author who is the oldest daughter in a family of eleven. She enjoys exploring the sparkling creek by her home in rural Kentucky, reading, drawing, learning American Sign Language, and spending time with her family and with her Creator.
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