Since Halloween, my favorite holiday, is just a little more than a month away, thought I would share this image. It's one of my YA book covers--which has become a project I got especially personally attached to.
My art director at Penguin assigned this project to me after she attended my "Zombie Prom" Halloween bash last year! And, we hired a fabulous photographer-Manjari Sharma www.manjarisharma.com (who just happens to also be one of my best friends and roommates) She had taken some amazing "prom portraits" at the "Zombie Prom"--so my art director knew she'd be perfect to get this shot.
We had a low budget to work with one this, so in trying to be resourceful, decided--who better to model than moi, of course!
So this project really turned out to be one of my favorites-I got to concept it, design it, art direct the photoshoot, AND be the model!
The book will be pub'd by Puffin Books in May 2009.