Debut author Anni Sezate is an elementary school teacher from Gilbert, Arizona. She received her education degree from Arizona State University, though she spent a semester living out her acting dreams as musical theater major. Anni is your typical right-brained lefty who spends most of her time reading, writing, drawing, and singing way too loudly to Broadway soundtracks. Anni is a proud daughter, sister, aunt, and Ravenclaw (Thunderbird, if we’re being technical).
Fantasía, Niños, Joven adulto
Descripción del libro
Aurella the Witch is an adventure novel about a twelve-year-old girl who lives in a country that has been purged of witches. So it is a total surprise when Aurella finds out that she herself is a witch. Despite the risk of revealing herself, Aurella uses her powers to protect her only friend, Mavic, from a dangerous situation and inadvertently sets in motion the second witch hunt in Dovice’s history. Aurella and Mavic, who turns out to be a warlock, must flee the country for their lives.
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The target audience is upper-middle-grades tweens of either gender, though it could also appeal to children or teens.
Tipo de portada de libro
Tapa blanda o Paperback
Diseño de inspiración
I like that the character is shown in motion. I also like how his clothes show that he's been on the run for a while.
I really like the sillouette of the girl. and how she is sort of hunched over as though she's frightened or avoiding something. I also really like the colors in the background.
I like the silhouettes here and how they are in motion.
Don't like the giant moon in the back or the open plains. I'd need more trees.
¿Qué colores quieres que tenga tu diseño?
Atributos de estilo
Necesidades de diseño
Dimensions: 6 x 9 / 346 pages.
Here are some of my specific ideas, though I'm open to other designs:
Idea 1 - I am imagining on the cover a girl running through the forest looking scared. The girl would be about 12 years old and have a coppery red hair wearing a plain dress with sleeves. I'd like for the forest background to look wild with no paths and no sign of civilization, however if it's possible to include a creepy old cabin sort of obscured in the background, that would be a nice bonus.
IDEA 2 - A girl sitting by a pond alone by herself with read hair, wearing a simple dress. See the image below of the girl by the pond for an idea. You can click the links below for specific picture ideas. http://www.istockphoto.com/photo/se…9-27822634 http://www.istockphoto.com/photo/pe…-116856643
Again, I am open to different design ideas, but please look at my lists of what to avoid before branching out.
The font should be bold and eye-catching. See photos below for an idea of what the interior will look like. The fonts I used were Beyond Wonderland and Alice in Wonderland.
Lo que debe evitarse
Please NO witch hats or brooms or black cats.
Do NOT include a girl on the cover if she looks older than 12 or younger than 10.
NO fancy dresses dramatically blowing in the wind. This is a simple girl from a simple little village with very plain dresses.
Please NO white dresses.
NO pink please. I want to attract both genders and pink is generally a turn-off for boys.
NO other characters depicted on the cover, UNLESS you follow these very specific guidelines: the other character would have to be a boy who is significantly taller than her and preferably sort of obscured so that he's not the focus. Please do NOT include this second character unless you you are very confident that I am going to like your cover, as I think I'd still prefer for Aurella to be depicted alone.
Things I like about this image:
• The girl is running away
• There is a sort of perilous feel to it
• She is in the woods
Things not to take from this image:
• A girl with dark hair (my character’s hair is coppery-red)
• This girl looks too old (she’s supposed to be twelve)
• This dress is too modern-looking (I’d prefer something simpler with just a solid color and with sleeves)
I like that she is alone and looking pensive into the distance. Her hair looks red-ish, which is nice.
I don't like the random tree branch she's holding or the bracelet as it's too modern looking.
Fonts used in order: Beyond Wonderland, Alice in Wonderland, Garamond, Century
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