Heather Terrell is here today with a cover interview for her book, Fallen Angel, courtesy of Teen Book Scene. This cover looks absolutely gorgeous, don't you agree? You can follow along with the tour here, or through the banner.
What was your initial reaction to this cover?
I loved the Fallen Angel cover from the very moment my awesome editor at HarperTeen forwarded it on to me! I think it is really gorgeous – as well as very captivating. I hope the readers do as well!!
Is the cover model how you pictured Ellie to be?
To my surprise, the cover model resembles the Ellie I had fashioned in my own mind. When you are creating a character, you never know whether the reader will envision the character quite the same way you do. But here, the Fallen Angel cover artist definitely captured the Ellie that inhabited my thoughts and words. And not only because the artist got Ellie’s jet black hair and pale eyes just right.
The cover hints at the darkness in the book, but do you think there should have been more light on the cover itself?
I think that the white lettering of the title Fallen Angel – which also has a soft, halo sort of effect around the words – alludes to the lightness that also inhabits the book. And I think that white lettering against the dark backdrop of the cover implies the struggle between the dark and the light that is so central to Fallen Angel.
If you could change one thing about the cover, what would it be?
That’s a really hard question, because I do truly love the cover. That said, if I were to alter anything, I might add some element of Ellie’s true, angelic nature, beyond the wing or feather symbol on the front cover.
Would you like to see Michael or a different character on the cover of book 2, or stick with the girl?
Well, the cover to Fallen Angel’s sequel – which is called Eternity -- is already done. My publisher HarperTeen made the decision to “stick with the girl,” and I think it looks terrific!! Check it out . . . .
That cover is stunning! I love it! Thank you for being here today, Heather! I love the insight you have given on the cover!