deb_alber1 got their new book cover by running a design contest:
Escape from a cemetery
Check out deb_alber1's Book cover contest…
Escape From St. David's
Deborah Albers is a social responsibility expert and has traveled the world teaching and speaking. Deborah is a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI). Through the Paul and Deborah Albers Foundation, she and her husband have supported many charities that served as an inspiration for her books. She lives with her husband in Austin Texas. Her two daughters, and three grandchildren are never far away.
Wilder is an 18-year-old girl who finds herself in St. David's, the local cemetery in her small country town. When she meets a young girl who's been at St. David's for 200 years, she is shown a secret passage to another world. Wilder longs for the life that was taken from her, but each time she tries to leave St. David's without her new friend, she finds herself in a terrifying place. Will Wilder unlock the secrets to the afterlife before it's too late? This bold look at the complexities that are left unresolved when a life is interrupted by death, brings hope and joy to anyone who has lost a loved one by providing the possibility of a life after death.
Teens and young adults will enjoy following Wilder, a fearless and mouthy 18-year old. Despite some profanity, adult readers can also relate to the story.
Book cover type
The book is set in an old cemetery. A simple, dark cover that shows the escape at night on a horse, with two girls. One tiny black girl in a cotton nightgown (hair pulled in a bun) and an 18-year old white female with medium length brown hair, in jeans and a long sleeve shirt. Here is a link to the actual St. David's Cemetery: https://www.stdavidscemetery.com/about I dont want the church on the cover but the rest is a good visual of the cemetery.
What to avoid
color. faces. Show the girls from the back or a profile
It all began with a design brief.
A quick, interactive guide helped them understand their design style and captured exactly what they needed in their book cover.
Designers across the globe delivered design magic.
deb_alber1 collaborated with designers to refine their ideas
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And then… they selected a winner!
I am so happy with the logo. It was very creative. The work was done very quickly and the changes I asked for were quickly incorporated. I highly recommend ChameleonStudio74
Along the way, they met lots of talented designers…
We think contests are a super fun way to get design.
Recently completed contests:
Women, 20-45, city-dwelling, educated, career-driven.
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