Thursday, November 26, 2009

Cover Art for *A Blue So Dark* by Holly Schindler


Oh, I just found out that Holly has her cover art for her upcoming book A Blue So Dark, and it looks really pretty. Luscious, really.

Aura is 16 and her artist mother is schizophrenic. Afraid that she'll have the same fate, Aura shuts down her artistic passion and her life unravels.

Here is an excerpt from a recent interview Holly had with Weronika Janczuk:

I’m also absolutely fascinated by creativity—how it can be a desert in some people, and a geyser in others. Creativity’s a little bit like love, actually—inexplicable, and completely elusive. We don’t understand it, but we’re grateful for it when it shows up. In this novel, I got a chance to explore my love of art and some ideas about where creativity might spring from…in Aura’s mind, creativity and madness are inextricably linked. And there’s no denying many artists were both gifted and mad at the same time, so her fears really give readers something to chew on…

I'm also interested in the source of creativity; looking forward to this book. I also wonder if there is a mermaid connection? Even as a symbol in the book? Holly mentions that just before seeing the cover art for her book she had images of waves crashing and mermaids on the rocks. The cover also looks a little mermaid-y.

Can't wait. Coming out in May 2010. Check out Holly's blog in the meantime.

Mandy

5 comments:

Maria said...

I love the cover!:)

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Donna Gambale said...

This cover is gorgeous, and the topic is something not much touched on in YA lit.

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

This cover is so beautiful. I love it.

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Nanuni Kokoritu said...

Very nice cover!

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