I’ve published 4 books, which means I’ve struggled with 4 book covers, My first book (published, and second written) was The Boy Who Ran. Thus far, I’ve decided that I like to tell a story with he cover, even if that story isn’t clear.
The image below shows the gradual solidification of the cover for The Boy Who Ran. I had a number of discussions with Paola first, and it was she who drew the cover—I think very well.
There is a reason why the two characters in the image face the way they do and look out as they must—more on this later