The publisher is working on the cover of my book. I had a vision in my head a long time ago of what I wanted the back to look like. A picture of me in a certain pose, in a certain dress, holding the mini pink laptop I actually wrote the book on, with the blurb to the side of me.
The front cover on the other hand is another matter. I will use the analogy of a trans person (male to female); I would like the cover to reflect on the outside what is on the inside. That means both the text and content of the book, and of me.
The words that spring to mind that I want the cover to be are; bold, alive, unafraid, unique, exciting, intriguing, different, consistent, positive, classy and classic – yet with a twist, feminine. This is a lot to want to try and capture. Am I being a diva?
Originally I only wanted words on the cover but am willing to be moveable on this for the right image. From the book the first thing that springs to mind is high heeled shoes – but this screams ‘tranny’ to me. It seems clichéd. Although it does capture a lot of the above, perhaps it may be a case of finding the shoe that fits. So other immediate images which spring to mind are rose petals – and I say petals rather than a rose which could be cheesy. A heart might do it, as it is romantic and indicative of a relationship.
Any ideas you have are welcome.