Wednesday, February 15, 2012

2011 YA Fiction BEST COVER - Winner!

I know they say, "don't judge a book by it's cover," but I'll admit, I am guilty of doing just that. As an artist - and a very visual person - one of the hardest parts about turning my manuscript over to my publisher was trusting them to capture the story with the cover art. I waited on pins and needles for months, praying they'd catch my vision. Then the day came; the day of reckoning... Nervously, I sat down and with my heart racing, opened the file:

Tears! Yes, literal tears! Tears of pure joy! Not only had my manuscript come to full fruition in the form of a book, it was a beautiful book with an amazing cover. 

Thanks to Angela D. Olsen and Cedar Fort Publishing for capturing the beauty within Hope's Journey's pages.

Hope's Journey was recently nominated in the LDS Publisher BEST COVER CONTEST... and it WON 2011 YA General Fiction BEST COVER! The competition was steep, but we walked away with 38.6% of the votes. It is now in the running for 2011 BEST COVER OF THE YEAR AWARD. Voting ends today, and the competition is fierce, so I don't know where we'll land, but, honestly, just making the list is an honor.


  1. Thank you so much, Stephanie! I seriously think this cover's one of my favorites I designed last year. :) Thanks for writing such a beautiful book. I was excited to hear that the cover won best in the YA fiction category. Fingers crossed for the cover of the year award!

  2. Congrats ! It is a really pretty cover, it caught my eye. It is the perfect mix of light, filters, fonts and poses. I responded to your e-mail about a blog tour btw !

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