Last week, the V Mafia revealed the cover to my debut middle grade novel, Hear the Wolves. In case you didn’t spy it on the interwebs, I’m posting it here in all it’s wolfish glory. When I first saw this beauty–as a quiet, whispering email attachment from my editor–I had no idea what to expect. As all authors do, I’d created covers in my mind. And as with my previous Scholastic covers, Nina Goffi delivered something radically different from anything I’d imagined. And it was epic.
My favorite part of this cover is the care and detail that went into it. In fact, every single aspect of the cover–from the font, to the snowflakes, to the wolf–is hand-drawn by the designer. The entire jacket, along with the interior design, will also be hand-drawn. What else do I love? Let me count the ways: the vivid red, the little Alaskan houses, the title howling from the wolf’s mouth, and the jagged angles that depict the grit I hope this novel delivers.
In addition to the cover reveal, we now have an official release date–March 28, 2017! And you can even read the synopsis and add the book to your lists on Goodreads. In the meantime, enter to win 1 of 10 Hear the Wolves galleys! Then behold the beautiful work that Nina, and the imaginative marketing team at Scholastic, created. I can only pray the story inside is half as captivating.