The cover was illustrated by the wildly talented Joe Cepeda (illustrator of the iconic cover of Esperanza Rising by Pam Munoz Ryan). Often times, illustrators are overlooked in reveals but their work is so important! The role of the illustrator is to read the book (with its many events and themes), and then represent the book with one image. Not easy to do by any means! Joe has done this and beyond. He has perfectly captured my main character's spirit and journey with every poetic detail of this beautiful painting. I'm so in love!
The book will be released in February 2019. The ARCS (advanced reader's copies) will be out next and will go to industry professionals such as librarians, book reviewers and booksellers. Stay tuned for your chance to win an ARC once they are out.
Happy Full Blood Moon!