A peek behind the curtain of The Understory, a cover reveal, and preorder button!
I love it. Stephen outdid himself as always. (Also really interesting to see how many directions/inspirations/mock-ups it took!) Also I love how your name cuts off the trunk of the tree, it makes a clear dividing line between the branches and the roots/undergrowth that seems to really fit the theme of needing that nourishment and rootedness in order to thrive. Can’t wait to read this (also *need* to read it)
I loved reading your process! Your original subtitle transported my imagination to Tinker Creek and made me want to set aside an entire rainy afternoon to coffee and your book while I settled down with my own grief on a wet, mossy, fir needle covered ground. Thank you for sharing the back and forth process with your publisher regarding the subtitle. There's a lot of humility and dying to self that has to go into that process, I would think--as well as strength. I so appreciate your determination to uphold the integrity of your art while also committing to hold it with an open hand.
This looks great Lore! Love the demystifying process here.
The cover is beautiful, Lore! I loved seeing the process. I have preordered a few copies, already knowing it will be a much gifted book!
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This was very interesting and I loved the creative process.
Can’t wait to read it!
This was SOOOOOO much fun!! Thanks for taking us on this journey. ☺️ I have always wondered what this process looks like. And goodness it’s a beautiful process. The artistic parts of me were all tingly and inspired.
I LOVE what y’all created. ♥️ It’s delights my heart!
I love your previous books so I’m excited for this one! Any chance of a Kindle preorder on Amazon?
I loved reading your process (and think both your title and the cover lovely.) I really have a hard time with titles, and really have to do that back in forth process (usually asking for some help!).
First off, it's a beautiful cover. I love it. Weird childhood association, it has the feel of a Robert McCloskey illustration (like Blueberries for Sal, font and sketch quality), which I ALWAYS loved. I hope that's a good association for you too. And thanks for sharing the mess of the creative process. Even though I'm sure it had its stressful parts for you, it's a fun and helpful to hear the back and forth.
I love it!! Thank you for this behind the scenes.
This cover is stunning! What a gift to hear the process for how it came about. Thank you for sharing not merely where you landed, but the journey to get to this beautiful book art that reflects what is within its pages.
That cover is so pretty I could cry. Preordered! I've been anxiously awaiting this book ever since you announced it! And as a professional who's still very much learning all the ins and outs of the publishing side of things, I so enjoyed this behind-the-scenes post. Love hearing about the creative process of it all.
Preordered now! As web developer, I've done freelance work in graphic design and a few book covers so know the thought and work that can go into it. Enjoyed seeing your thoughts and process. Kudos to you and artist! Love it!
I can't wait to read this book Lore!
Gorgeous cover and I loved seeing the process of how you arrived at the title and cover. Pre-Ordering this one.