The good folks at Summer Game Books designed a wonderful cover for Boots Poffenberger: Hurler, Hero, Hell-Raiser, which appears at left.
Designing a cover is an interesting process. I had a pretty clear idea of what I thought it should look like. I selected a few photos that I thought would be appropriate. Three seemed the right number to me. Summer Game Books sent me six different covers and this was my instant favorite. I loved the sepia tone which gives it that by-gone days look and I thought that each of these photos really highlighted Boots’ mischievous and playful personality. None of these photos, by the way, were the three that I had in mind, but add them together and they begin to tell Boots’ story before the book is even opened. That, of course, is what a cover should do!
I still have the stat page and the index to review, at which point Boots Poffenberger: Hurler, Hero, Hell-Raiser will be ready to roll off the presses. It will be available as both a softcover book and an e-book sometime in July. When I know, you’ll know!