Look what Molly O'Neill, my editor at HarperCollins, sent me. It's the paperback cover for The Year the Swallows Came Early, which is due out summer of 2011.
I know, it's perfect. We've all been walking around saying how much we like it at my house. I've been carrying a copy of it with me to show friends. I set it as my screen saver on my phone. Then I changed my profile picture on facebook to this cover. Something about it is so charming, the way she's looking up at those swallows, her smile, her hair fanning out behind her. You can tell she's happy.
The amazing illustrator is Erwin Madrid. You can visit his website here:
He's done quite a few projects besides just book covers. In fact, I feel lucky to have him as the illustrator he's done so many wonderful projects.