I’m literally jumping up and down so excited about sharing my cover with you that it’s becoming quite hard to type. Guys. I love this cover. So much.
I’m so thankful to Katrina Damkoehler who is the cover designer for GILDED and pulled in all the elements of this cover to make it perfect. Here is a picture of the two of us:
I also must do a shout out to my editor, Miriam Juskowicz, because she worked with Katrina to make sure the cover was a true representation of the book.
Finally, to Cliff Nielsen. He’s the artist who drew the beautiful samjoko (mythological 3-legged crow) that you see on the cover. I have to admit that when I heard Cliff Nielsen was drawing the samjoko I almost had a heart attack. I love his work and, wow, to think he worked on my cover. (!!!!!!!!)
While my family was at Epcot, I created a video for you where I talk about all the elements that this cover has and how they relate to the book. I actually wasn’t planning on making a video that day. Especially since I had just rode Tower of Terror, Rockin’ Roller Coaster, and Mission to Mars, but between the gardens and the architecture, I couldn’t resist.
I’m a tease, aren’t I because I’m not sharing the cover on this post. You will have to head over to YA Books Central for the official cover reveal. And guess what? My publisher has donated a Kindle Paperwhite as a giveaway. I’m also giving out a silk Korean bag for the Paperwhite and a mini swag bag with a hairpin, bookmark, dragon charm, stickers. All of this fun stuff is from Namdaemun (a traditional market) in Seoul, Korea.