1) My cover was 100% custom. I used a local photographer and a local model/actress (both friends of mine), and we shot in downtown Tulsa in front of a house that had burned down.
2) The "scene" from the novel cover is actually set outside of what was once Pittsburgh, though the novel never actually expressly calls it that.
4) Nicole was holding an airsoft gun which belonged to the photographer. We were all terrified to be in that part of town with that gun... But we lived.
5) I went into this process with this cover concept because I knew a cover too girly or artistic wouldn't do justice to the lead character, Cori. There are a lot of amazing covers in my genre, YA Dystopian, and it's pretty impossible to 'compete' but the least I could do was serve Cori well.
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