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How lorivandeventer started their book cover journey
The Auspicious You: Letters to Hesitant and Hopeful Young Adults
I spent the first seventeen years of my career teaching English to high school students. As a librarian for the past twelve years, I have enjoyed collaborating with all stakeholders in the school system and teaching dual credit courses through Indiana University and Ivy Tech Community College. I feel a strong commitment to young adults and the parents, teachers, and mentors who work with them.
Also, I'm the mom of the school. I can boss and smile at the same time. Both adults and students come to me with problems and successes. I can truthfully tell students when they mess up, but then give a hug to encourage.
Non-fiction, Young Adult
My whole premise is about being real and true to yourself, listening to your mentors, and then making your own choices. There are three sections about relationships, stress, and encouragement, and through each one, I show the value of staying calm and serving others.
I wrote this book because I actually hand-write letters to past students when they need advice or encouragement.
High School Upperclassmen, entry-level college students, and the adults who mentor them.
"Auspicious" is an adjective, and it describes my students/readers as young adults who are are full of promise, favorable, conducive to success, hopeful, optimistic, and encouraging. My auspicious readers know that they have goals for their future, and they are excited to get through the difficult aspects of a young adult life to live fully and make a difference in the world.
Book cover type
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I don't like that the font is hard to read or that there's no color.
I like the picture in the center that draws attention immediately. I don't like the black/white or the font.
I like the person and the use of color. The black shoes stand out.
I like the smoky look in the back with the clear words for title. I also like the subtle picture.
I like the singular visual, but I don't like that it limits the gender who'll pick up this book. Most high school boys won't read this one.
I like the bold text and the use of post it and eraser to visually represent the meaning of the book.
I don't like the black and white, but the clear text and the visual create meaning because I'm not sure if they are reaching for each other or letting go.
The hand and the paper fitting in with the drawn scene is cool.
I am drawn to this cover because it uses real objects to signify the purpose of the book. It's eye-catching, simple, and clever.
What colors do you want to see in your design?
Other color requirements
I don't want black/white. I do want color to draw attention to the cover.
The book will be 5.5 x 8.5 whether it's soft or hard back.
When I try to envision my cover, my hand written letter, a realistic picture of an object to create meaning and represent my book and me, such as letters, pen, paper, chocolate, a Boxer dog, etc.
I'm open to other suggestions, as well. Surprise me!
What to avoid
The books that are too "modern" or "trendy" look outdated quickly, so I'm hoping for a more lasting cover that's a simple and classic vibe. A picture of a person is fine, but I'd prefer the person in the picture to not be date-stamped from clothes, hair, etc.
I don't like font that's hard to read, and I don't want a black/white cover.
I love the idea of a letter on the cover.
This is the actual letter in my handwriting. Would be amazing to see it used somehow.
I like the idea of multiple letters, but I'm not sure about the actual mailbox. College students won't have one of these in the dorm.
This is the logo for my company. It should not be the focal point, but can be added as a small detail.
This is the logo for my publisher. It should be on the back cover.