Thursday, October 2, 2014

THE SOUND OF LIFE AND EVERYTHING's Cover

What's THE SOUND OF LIFE AND EVERYTHING? Steve's official title! And since I'm sure you hate scrolling as much as I do, let's just cut to the chase:


Hats off to Rose Wong, whose amazing artwork will stretch end-to-end on the final jacket (which I've included at the bottom of this post). She did a great job of capturing the story's essence. And hats off to Shauna for the awesome new title, but then, we're not surprised I couldn't come up with one, are we? :)

I'm sure I'll host an ARC giveaway--or two or three--at some point in the future, but if you've ever wanted to say thank you for anything you've found on the blog, a great way to do it would be to pre-order Steve and/or add him on Goodreads. It feels weird to type that, so I'm going to leave it right there, but just in case you are interested, here are the sales links:


*whistles, walks away*

It's been a while since I've blogged about Steve, so if you have any questions about where he's at (or where he's been), feel free to lay them on me!


28 comments:

Julie DeGuia said...

What a great cover! You must be thrilled. I love the way there are both similarities and differences between the two lines of houses. And the title sets off well against the yellow background. I find font choice very interesting and I really like the one they used on your title (which is a really cool new title!)

Marisa Reichardt said...

I loooooooove this! Yay for covers.

Jessie Oliveros said...

It's amazing! I love it. It's so original, just like your book is I'm sure:) Off to go pre-order....

Kristin said...

It's so, so lovely! So happy for you, Krista. Congratulations!

Krista Van Dolzer said...

Julie, I've been paying more attention to title fonts lately, and I agree that this one was a great choice. In addition to standing out against the background, it also stands out against the more serious illustrations. It's a nice combination.

Thanks, Marisa! And I know it's a ways off, but I'm looking forward to seeing yours.

THANK YOU, JESSIE!

Thanks, Kristin! I think it turned out rather well:)

Jan Cooper said...

How exciting, it's really happening! It looks wonderful!!!

Heather said...

Chris posted this on FB and I am so glad that he did! I am so excited for your book to come out! Congratulations to my favorite sister! The cover looks AWESOME!!

Tara Dairman said...

Ooh, Krista, it's fantastic. I love the colors, the font, the title--everything. (And I totally just had to turn my laptop upside down to look at the top part. :) ) I will absolutely be preordering from my local indie as soon as they allow it!

Noelle Henry said...

Love the cover, Krista! It's super eye-catching and unique and I love the way the illustration is carried through the entire book jacket. Can't wait to read this one! :)

Leandra Wallace said...

I love it! I'm a sucker for buildings, so this is super great!

Krista Van Dolzer said...

Is that my aunt Jan?! Thanks for stopping by (and commenting)!

Heather! I've got family members coming out of the woodwork;) I think it's pretty awesome, too.

I turned my laptop upside down, too, Tara:) (And a present thanks for that future pre-order!)

That's one of the things I love about MG, Noelle--the illustrated covers! And I especially love how this one turned out:)

I'm a sucker for architecture, too, Leandra, which is one of the things I love about this cover. (And the old-fashioned department store on the back? That and Ella Mae's house are my two favorites.)

Sarah Ahiers said...

Krista! This cover is amazing! I love the full spread, and I love the warm colors. I would definitely pick this up on a shelf if I saw it

Laura Moe said...

I love your cover. The book will appeal to boys as well as girls. Boys are always a challenge.
So happy for you. Will get on Goodreads and put it on my list of want to reads.

michelleimason said...

Ooh, I love this so much! And I've pre-ordered, too! Yay!

Myrna Foster said...

YAY!!! I love it! :o)

Krista Van Dolzer said...

I'm glad you like it, Sarah! And I agree that the color palette is spot-on.

I love it, too, Laura (and I hope you're right about the whole boys-versus-girls thing). Thanks for adding it on Goodreads!

Oh, you're the best, Michelle. Thank you!

Thanks, Myrna! I thought you would:)

Kiri Jorgensen said...

This is an awesome cover! Woot! Love it when it WORKS :)

Michael G-G said...

Super cover--and it's featured on Galleycat today too!

http://www.mediabistro.com/galleycat/files/2014/10/The-Sound-of-Life-Everything.jpg …

Jennifer Bertman said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous! I would totally pick your book up, based off the cover alone.

Kerry Cerra said...

I love it and am going to pre-order...NOW!

Congrats!!!

A.L. Sonnichsen said...

Gorgeous, Krista! I love it!! (I tried to comment yesterday, but technical difficulties prevented me!) Love you and love this. Cannot wait to read the finished version!!

Heather said...

Yay! The cover looks terrific. As others have said, I love the font and the colors.

Krista Van Dolzer said...

Thank you, Kiri! It really came together, didn't it?

I saw that, Michael (but thanks for sharing the link)!

Happy to hear it, Jennifer! Thanks for stopping by.

Oh, Kerry, you're the best! THANK YOU.

Thank you, Amy. I feel the same way about you and RED BUTTERFLY:)

Thanks for stopping by, Heather! I'm so glad it turned out as well as it did.

Mónica Bustamante Wagner said...

I LOVE IT!!! <333

Chantele Sedgwick said...

I love your cover! It's so different and unique and the colors are so pretty! Congrats! <3

Krista Van Dolzer said...

Thank you, Monica!

Thanks, Chantele! I love how unexpected it is.

Rebecca Gomez said...

It looks great! This is the kind of cover that makes me curious about a book.

Krista Van Dolzer said...

Thanks, Rebecca! I hope the book delivers:)