One of the best things about blogging is sharing other favorite blogs. Since it seems our cover-related posts get so much traffic and discussion going, I must share with you the greatness that is Melissa Walker’s blog. Yes, this is THE Melissa Walker of Lovestruck Summer and Violet in Private fame.
Her blog, located here, features regular “cover stories,” which are opportunities to talk about the design process of many of the well-known covers young adult readers see. Some of my favorites include the story of Cracked up to Be (which we featured as a double take), Kayla Perrin’s Spring Break (the story of race on a cover), and Claire Zulkey’s An Off Year. She also wrote up a really cool interview with Michelle Zink on the make over of her Prophecy of the Sisters series.
So if you haven’t, head over there and add it to your RSS. Besides this fantastic feature, she’s an interesting read and always offers a good photo or two.