I'm not sure anything has made this process feel more real than seeing my cover for the first time. I had so much trepidation, so much anxiety about it. What if it wasn't right? What if I hated it? My kids said that if it featured a teenage couple in near-kiss pose, they'd disown me. Can't say that I'd blame them.
So you can imagine when I got the email from the publisher presenting the cover ... I literally held my breath as I opened it.
And you guys. IT WAS PERFECT. Seriously. I'm not sure I could love it any more than I do. The little cover I made for myself when I was writing ZENN DIAGRAM is eerily similar to my actual cover -- even the font! (And you guys -- the font is called MATHLETE. And the book is about a math nerd! AAAHHHH! Perfect!) Anyway, I LOVE the cover, but I had to keep it on the down low until they said I could reveal it and now I can!
Notice a few of the little details that make it so great. The book is about Eva Walker, who is a math genius. And look! There are math equations in the background! And graph paper! And her love interest's name is Zenn, so the title is a play on Venn diagram, which is one of those graphs of overlapping circles that show what sets of data have in common. And since this is a romance, why not a HEART Venn diagram?! Because isn't that what all love stories are: the intersection of where two people's stories overlap?
See what I mean? It's perfect on so many levels. And I don't have the back cover to show you yet, but it's just as cute. Remember how you used to doodle the name of your crush on your brown paper bag book covers in high school? (I still doodle now, in meetings when I'm exceptionally bored.) The back cover has that kind of stuff. It's adorable.
Oh, and one more thing: I am a total sucker for symmetry. I just ... can't with random messiness. And this cover is a work of symmetrical art. Even my name is symmetrical.
Anyway, I'll let you feast your eyes on this beauty. I hope you love it, but even if you don't, I love it enough for the both of us!