The Secret Sea’s Cover Secrets!

This is the cover to The Secret Sea, complete with its swanky blurb from R.L. Stine…Secret Sea front cover

And here’s the back cover, complete with its sweet blurb from Gordon Korman…Secret Sea back cover

And here’s the inside front flap, with more artwork that I did not know would exist!

Secret Sea flap

I am so psyched because while I love main character Zak and his portrayal on the cover, his best pals Khalid and Moira are only slightly less “main” than he is. So it’s beyond awesome that they get some love, too. Better yet, the folks at Feiwel & Friends kept this little tidbit from me, so it was a nice surprise when my first author copy arrived the other day!

(Sorry, I Hunt Killers fans — nothing exotic on the case cover!)

Interview: Melissa Walker’s “Cover Stories”

Ever wonder how a book cover is born? It doesn’t involve a Mommy Cover and a Daddy Cover, that’s for sure!

Melissa Walker interviewed me on her Cover Stories feature to talk about how I developed the cover to Unsoul’d. Here’s a bit:

I know just enough Photoshop to be dangerous, so I sort of put together a quick mock-up of what I wanted. And I hated it.

For more, check out the interview!