I am an experienced translator and have lived in London, Milan and New York. I am publishing my first novel thanks to a grant from the Arts Council of England on a POD basis.
I lived in Italy for 17 years and that experience left me with a story I have to tell, about a darker, corrupt side of Italy that is not the 'Under the Tuscan Sun' kind of view.
The story: In the Milan of the early 1990s awash with corruption scandals, a young architect’s career is maneuvered into murky associations, and Marsya, an English actress working in Italy as a teacher is sucked into the entourage of a corrupt entrepreneur and his manipulative political movement. Through their personal battles and relationship, Marco, the architect, learns to heed his emotions, and Marsya learns to use her mind to make decisions for more life rather than destruction.
I have developed a basic design concept for the cover SEE FILE ATTACHED, using a photo I took in Milan of a location mentioned in the novel. SEE ATTACHED PHOTO. I have used red, white and green as they are the colors of the Italian flag.
I need your expertise and design savvy to perfect this into a cover that will leap off the shelf.