The old expression, “don’t judge a book by its cover” has made its way through time, convincing us all that we should press on past the cover when choosing friends and books.
The truth is that we don’t go outside our homes without at least fixing our “cover” so it’s presentable. The same is true about a book, its cover is meant to represent the book well.
As we await the published version of “Jumpin’ the Rails!” I wanted to share its cover. Notice the young guy’s shoes, the railroad trestle and his hat. Where’s he going? Where’s he been?
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Author of "Jumpin' the Rails!" an award-winning young adult historical fiction set in present-day and the American Civil War. My novel received the 2017 Literary Classics Seal of Approval and the 2016 silver Young Adult Fiction Award by the Florida Authors and Publishers Association. I am currently a member of The Authors Guild, the Alabama Writers' Forum, the Florida Authors and Publishers Association and the Alliance of Independent Authors.
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14 thoughts on “Go Ahead, Judge This Book by its Cover!”
Wow! Please let us know when we can order your book. I showed ally the cover and read your description and questions about the cover. She says the cover makes her think that the civil war will be explained through the boys point of view and will help us understand how it shaped who we are today. I love the different shoes!! So excited for you!
Ally is correct!:) My cover artist, Connie Wilkerson-Arp, did an amazing job creating the book’s first impression. She had a brief synopsis of the book and came up with this idea that turned into the cover. I’m am so excited that Ally was able to understand the book’s purpose from the picture. This tells me we chose the right cover!
Anxious to see this in bookstores and to read it
I know Sheila has put her college degree along with extensive research into this book. I’m looking forward to seeing it in bookstores, libraries and on my bookshelf.
I will take a box in Spanish! Good to see you are blogging!
Awesome! Thanks Jacob! I will let my publisher know!:)
Sheila, this is awesome! I can hardly wait to read it!
Thanks Mia! I’m excited for you to read it, since you grew up in the midst of Civil War history.:)
Beautiful cover!! Can’t wait to read the book – so excited for you Sheila!!!
Thank you, Susan!:)
I’m so excited for you Sheila. Can’t wait to get my very own book.
Right photo for the cover. All the best.