I'm so pleased to be able to share with you a cover reveal for one of my favourite people, debut author, Sarah Baker. Her first Middle Grade novel, Through The Mirror Door will be published by Catnip on the 7th of July.
So here it is...
Isn't it gorgeous????
I absolutely love it. I asked Sarah what she thought of her cover and this is what she said.
First things first: I LOVE this cover.
For me, it perfectly encapsulates Through the Mirror Door. It’s haunting, it’s a little bit dark and there are plenty of secrets to be discovered within. Angela is just how I imagined, the trees and wildflowers are exquisite, and the reflection of the house, which shows you a slightly different image, is so very clever. Of course you’ll have to read the book to find out why, but wow, I love everything about this cover.
A huge thank you to Jessica Courtney Tickle and Will Steele for creating something so beautiful and to Catnip Books for finding them. I couldn’t be more thrilled.
Oh and did you see my name at the bottom? My name. On a book. This is suddenly very real and extremely exciting.
*happy debut author face*
I also asked Sarah's agent, Bryony Wood, for her thoughts on the cover.
It’s always a nervous moment, as an agent, when you get an email with that first early look at a cover design for one of your clients – especially when it’s an author’s debut!
When I saw the cover for THROUGH THE MIRROR DOOR I was on a train. And it was so stunning I audibly gasped (and received quite a few curious stares from other passengers!). It reflects the tone of this book – dark and haunting, but with an intense streak of beauty and hope that shines through powerfully – absolutely perfectly. I adore the artwork; Jessica Courtney Tickle is a wonderfully talented illustrator and has done a brilliant job bringing Angela and the house to life and reflecting Sarah’s beautiful writing.
Sarah emailed me straight away to say “I LOVE LOVE LOVE it” and I knew we were on to a winner. I can’t wait to see it in bookshops on July 7th!
Personally, I can't wait to get my hands on this book. Roll on July 7th!
If you like the cover, let Sarah know on Twitter at @bysarahbaker
You can connect with and find out more about SARAH BAKER in the following places: