One of the nice things about working with Musa Publishing is that authors actually have some input on cover design. (Often, when working with a publisher, this is not the case.)
Because the plot features two teens struggling to make sense of their lives and find their place in the world, we wanted teens on the cover. My preference was to have no faces, because as an avid reader myself, I really like to form my own impressions of what the characters look like.
The plot line also features lost dogs, abandoned puppies, rescue cats, a raft trip down a river, and two ancient horses.
The setting is the Pacific Northwest, with tall trees and hay fields.
There are wonderful secondary characters in the story, too, including a hay grower, an animal rescuer, boys that make bad choices, and more.
Could we get all that on one cover?
We tried to fit some of the above, but in the end, it was much too busy.
So we chose simple. The simple story of Six Degrees of Lost is about two kids, Olive and David. Here's what we came up with.
Sometimes you have to take a journey to find out where you really belong.
Coming June 1st.
You can read the synopsis on Goodreads, right here.
So tell me - would this cover make you want to read the book?