Monday, August 10, 2009

Take a Look at Jacket Knack

Just want to let you all know that the first post (after the initial "Welcome") is up over at Jacket Knack, a blog that Carol Brendler and I are initiating to discuss the covers of kids/YA books.

Come over and take a look. I've posted some thoughts about the new cover of Justine Larbalestier's LIAR - and if you haven't heard about that controversy yet (tsunami-size), the only explanation is you've been quarantined somewhere without any windows or doors or form of technological buzz!

Carol and I will be alternating posts every Monday. We hope to have lots of interviews with art directors, cover designers, illustrators and authors, as well as reflections on covers from the past and critiques of re-issued editions. It should be fun. and (hopefully) thought-provoking. I'm looking forward to turning my attention that direction every couple of weeks.


  1. Maybe some day I'll get an interview.
    From a child author of Concord, Ca.

    I write to make a Big difference in today's youth. By keeping them interested in reading.

  2. William -

    For Jacket Knack, we'll only be interviewing people about jacket design decisions. But thanks for your interest! I'm glad to hear you're writing for kids & trying to keep them interested in reading!