After talking about the cover of Fragile Bones with a friend, he confirmed that the cover I had designed a few months ago just didn't convey the feel of the story. So when he suggested I put a drawing I had intended for the interior on the cover, I bulked a little. I felt like my artwork wasn't up to the level I thought it should be for a cover. I mean, the cover is a huge deal! It's the first thing someone sees when they look at your novel. It has to be unique, intriguing and suggest what the pages hold. I knew that the first cover design didn't really do all those things, but I was at a place where that was my only option. Only after listening and finally giving in to the idea that maybe... just maybe that sketch would work on the cover, did I go for it.
Since I already had the basic design that I wanted in place, it was only a matter of switching the pictures out and 'drawing' a back cover fill pattern with the same medium I used on the sketch. (that was my husband's idea) Once it was all together, I knew that my friend was right. This new cover is The One.
I'm very pleased to present the official cover for Fragile Bones: