Oct 22

Terra is still deep in the throes of editing, but over the weekend I finalized my cover and simply couldn’t wait to spill!

I worked with the amazing Cassie Johnston, graphic designer extraordinaire and a good friend of mine — even though we’ve never actually met in real life (yet!). We met through our respective blogs, and it was an instant friendship that only the internet could have made possible. She is incredibly talented, as you’re about to see, and I’m infinitely grateful for her help in making this cover a reality!

Drumroll? No? Too much?

Click the image to view larger, if you like!

Obviously, I am flipping out with excitement over the cover. I just ordered another proof copy of the paperback in order to ensure that the colors come out well in reality and whatnot. With this, we’re one step closer to publication!

Would it be appropriate to squee at this point? Actually, I don’t care. I’m going to do it anyway.



  1. Cover looks awesome! It’s hard to not “read a book by it’s cover”, but I’ve passed over books due to bad design (it’s sad, but true). This seems like something that would for sure grab people’s attention. Cassie did great!

    • I feel like it’s just a given that people WILL judge a book by its cover, no matter how much as we wish it weren’t true! 🙂

  2. It looks amazing! You must be so excited that everything is coming together 🙂

  3. It’s beautiful! Well done, ladies!

  4. amazing!!!!

  5. So exciting! Congrats!


    😉 Got a head start on that one..Great job to both you and Cassie!

  7. This looks wonderful! The subtitle really pulls ya in. Congrats! You are on your way!!!

  8. Gretchen, this looks AWESOME!!! I’m so excited for you and can’t wait to read the book when it comes out!!


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