Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Feeling creative, anyone?

Anyone have any good ideas for the cover of my book, Despite Lupus: How to Live Well with a Chronic Illness? Now that my manuscript is in the hands of my editor extraordinaire (thanks, SFB!), it's time to start thinking about artwork for the cover.

What comes to mind when you think of Despite Lupus? I welcome any and all thoughts - but should warn you that I'm not much of a butterfly/rainbow/teddy bear kind of a person. Other than that, I'm open!

For a refresher on what Despite Lupus is all about, check out my previous posts labeled "book". There, you can find a smattering of excerpts from various chapters.

Thanks for the help and I look forward to your comments!

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

I think the cover of your book could be the painting that was gifted to you by your friend. It's beautiful, and it symbolizes the juxtaposition of different roles we hold in life.

Sara Gorman said...

What a great idea!!! I actually have a few others that she gave me...I'll definitely consider it.

Thanks for sharing!

Katie said...

What about a teddy bear sliding down a rainbow, with butterflies in the background? Maybe a pegasus could be at the end of the rainbow to catch the teddy bear. Is that the kind of thing you had in mind?
If you don't like that idea, than maybe you can wait until Bun is born and have a picture of the 3of you on vacation somewhere. Then the connotation would be "Despite Lupus", you have a husband, a baby, and are able to travel. Or maybe you could at least put that on the back cover and on the posters in bookstores announcing your book signings!