Ok, not a real HarperCollins cover. That won't be for some time now. Especially because I just found out, and it is good news, that my book date is being pushed back to Winter 2013. (Interesting note - in publishing winter means Jan/Feb/March.) This is good because that means I have plenty of time to work book 2 and 3 into perfect shape, something I have to admit I was worried about. So now with the books coming out in 2013, 2014, 2015, I feel confident that I can do a great job on the sequels.
In the meantime, Youngest has asked if she could draw a cover for my book. I was thrilled to see what she came up with.
This is a fabulous rendition of a water dragon battling ninjas. Ok technically I don't have any ninjas in my book, but I think this is marvelous! I especially love how the dragon is crushing one ninja in its claws while spraying water all over another one. Such a nice eye for detail she has!
Then Oldest wanted in on the action and she created her version of my book's cover, this one with Kira, my main character riding the water dragon. I love how she painted it and gave Kira such a fierce expression.
I'm thinking the HarperCollins's art team is going to have a hard time equaling the awesomeness of these two covers. But I also can't wait to see what my book cover will look like. Until then, I'll be admiring these two works of art!