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How rucinn started their book cover journey
Who are you known as?
Blue Mary Books
What industry do you think your business is most related to?
Entertainment & The Arts
Tell us a bit about who you are and the people you reach
Publishes fiction. Looking for book cover for new release.
What inspires you and how do you envision the design for your business?
I would like a book cover for my novel "Black Crow White Lie." It was published in 2012 by a small publisher, but I am republishing it, hoping to make it better quality. It has been optioned for a short film and I'd love for it to be artistic and powerful for the new audience it will reach. The story is gritty yet hopeful. I want the cover to reflect that. I don't want it to look like a fantasy book. It is literary fiction. I want a cover that makes viewers feel something. It might be interesting to see a Hollywood Blvd street sign with a crow somewhere, but vague and more haunting than realistic. I am also open to an artist coming up with a brand new idea. Simple is fine too as long as it's artistic and has unique style. Here's a brief description of the book: Black Crow White Lie tells the story of Carson Calley, a thirteen-year-old with the curious ability to heal people. He lives in a variety of Hollywood motels with his alcoholic, fortune-telling mother, Juliette Bravo. She tells him fabricated stories about his past life and his hero father, to keep the boy believing in his great gift-- so that he might rise above his true circumstances. Believing his mother, Carson does become a healer, with the people of Hollywood waiting in long lines to see him. He secretly saves the money he earns from healing in the hopes of visiting his war-hero father's grave in Washington, DC., but just before he leaves, one of Juliette's stories is finally exposed. As Carson wises up to his mother's lies, he is faced with rediscovering who he really is. With the help of some unlikely mentors-- Faris, a tattoo shop owner, and Casper, the albino at the head shop on Sunset Boulevard-- Carson sets out to find his own identity on the provocative and colorful streets of Hollywood.
The movie trailer is on Youtube under Black Crow White Lie. You might get a feel for the story from that.