Behind the Cover – Vincent Chong
(The Lie Tree, by Frances Hardinge)

After a “slight” break Behind the Cover is back with an interview with Vincent Chong, who designed several covers for Frances Hardinge. This interview is about The Lie Tree, published by Amulet Books. Portfolio | Blog How did you become a designer and illustrator? Were they areas you always wanted to explore, or did it […]

Behind the Cover – Nim Ben-Reuven
(Revenge and the Wild, by Michelle Modesto)

Here with us today is Nim Ben-Reuven, the amazing letterer and designer behind the cover of Revenge and the Wild, by Michelle Modesto, published by Belzer + Bray (HarperCollins). We also have an introduction by Jenna Stempel, the designer! Website | Behance | Instagram Jenna Stempel: I knew this cover would be challenging from the start—the […]

Behind the Cover – Jenna Stempel
(This Savage Song, by V. E. Schwab)

New year means new amazing covers to talk about! Today I’ll be talking with the very talented Jenna Stempel about This Savage Song, by V. E. Schwab published by Greenwillow Books (HarperCollins). Website | Twitter How did you become a designer? Was it an area you always wanted to explore, or did it simply happen? As […]

Books I’m Looking Forward To in 2016

I am probably missing some amazing books in this list, but this is mostly so I remember to keep an eye out for these books. If you know of a book I might enjoy that is not here, please say something in the comments! They’re ordered by releasing date. (Also, if you hover over the […]

Top Media of 2015

Media other than books that I enjoyed this year. Most of them came out in 2015, the exceptions being some of the comic books and the games. And of course I didn’t watch / play / read these as a form of procrastination… it was research. For… stuff, and things. The results are in alphabetical […]

End of Year Book Survey 2015

Another year, another survey! You can read the original at Perpetual Page Turner. 2015 Reading Stats Number of books you’ve read: 52 Genre you read the most from: Fantasy Best in Books 1. Best Book You Read In 2015? Code Name Verity, by Elizabeth Wein 2. Book You Were Excited About & Thought You Were Going To Love […]

Pitch Slam – Feedback Giveaway

For those who don’t know what Pitch Slam is, it’s a contest organized by L. L. McKinney where writers hoping to gain the attention of agents can receive feedback on their work, and then revise and resubmit their entries before the final round. I’ve been a slush reader for the past contests, and this time I was […]

Behind the Cover – Will Staehle
(A Darker Shade of Magic, V. E. Schwab)

After a break, Behind the Cover is back! As always, I accept suggestion for covers and designers I should feature, so feel free to send them to me. This time we have Will Staehle, the amazing designer behind the US cover of A Darker Shade of Magic, by V. E. Schwab, published by Tor Books. […]

Behind the Cover – Karl Kwasny
(The Year of Shadows, by Claire Legrand)

Karl Kwasny joins us to talk about the cover he did for The Year of Shadows, by Claire Legrand, published by Simon & Schuester, as well as the illustrations he did for the same book. Website | Tumblr How did you become an illustrator? Was it an area you always wanted to explore, or did […]