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Sunday, March 3, 2013

Interview and Cover News

Hello readers of this lovely blog. Did you miss me?

Got some news for you all. First, my first blog interview about books and TSA is now posted! Go to to read it RIGHT NOW!!!

In other news, this week, Rich the editor introduced me to Lisa, SHP's cover artist. Yep, more cover work! She gave me this author form to fill out with images and book blurbs and important symbols in the book with some other questions (Do you want Ivy/Rylan/both on the cover? Is there an iconic scene/object/location you'd like to show? Are there book covers you know of that you think are in the same vein as what you'd like for Swamp Angel?), and somehow we're going to cobble them all together into a book cover. So far we've decided with a more 'natural' cover,

'something somewhat "organic" for this book, not something overly slick or produced. A bit rough around the edges and natural... fuzzy edges, misty/foggy background, soft focus, nothing shiny...the tree, and the swamp angel, and the boy, with the swamp and the tree visible. Perhaps an alligator tail visible in the swampy water in the background.  Maybe a swamp boat,' as Rich said.

Sounds promising to me. Hopefully it'll all work together into something great and not end up like a cover you see on every other YA book. Will keep you all informed about what goes on.

Now here's the Week (Dis)Likes:

Like 1: Getting work done ahead of time. I got my final portfolio done for my poetry class (due March 16th), and my rough draft for my final paper for Art History is complete. If I don't have to rewrite much, that'll be completely done soon, which gives me time to focus on other finals.

Like 2: My dad visited me this week. Brought me a care package and my beloved Copics and colored pencils. He saw my dorm, we had dinner at my favorite restaurant here, and we went to the movies. It was a good time.

Like 3: Warm Bodies. That was the movie I saw with Dad, and I loved it. It was really good (just as the reviews promised), and now I really want to buy the book and read it.

Like 4: Skyfall. The Union Board here planned a movie night, and that's what I got to watch. Because of technical difficulties, the movie start a half hour after it was supposed to start, but it was still very good. Adele totally deserved her Oscar.

Like 5: Went to my college's play this term, The Green Bird. A little confusing in some parts, but overall everyone did a really good job, and the scenery and costumes were lovely. Very nice.

Dislike 1: Finals. Granted, I only have one test, and I'm done with most of my writing, but I got a big art project for Printmaking, and there's no doubt the test is going to scare me. Blech. :P

And quote:

            “Because we do not know when we will die, we get to think of life as an inexhaustible well. Yet everything only happens a certain number of times, and it’s a small number, really. How many times will you think of a certain afternoon of your childhood? An afternoon so deeply a part of your being you cannot conceive of your life without it? Perhaps four or five times more? Perhaps not even that. How many times will you watch the full moon rise? Perhaps twenty… and yet it all seems limitless.” -Paul Bowles


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