In this story of wartime romance, varied images were forced to work with each other to achieve the right look of mystery, loneliness and escape. Check out the process in newsletter #19.
This started with a post asking for feedback on a cover design. I responded with double-barreled feedback, which led to this “quickie” design.
This project was started by someone else and refined by me. The challenge in this was showing the two sides of the story: a coming of age adventure wrapped around the author’s life philosophies. That was mostly handled with the writing of the cover blurb.
The map graphic at the top is slightly different at each chapter start, as it shows the author’s location at each point in the story.
Many ideas were put forth for the cover, but in the end a simple photo from the author’s archive gave a good feel for this memoir. I also did considerable editing, helped with rewriting, and wrote the summary blurb.