Today is the big cover reveal for Cinderella! I’ve been looking forward to this day for a while–Myrrhlynn had the cover made before I sent Cinderella off to The Editor. I think cover reveals are what I love most about the pre-release process.
Myrrhlynn did a fabulous job with this cover. It’s a little hard to see in this smaller version, but Cinderella’s essential glass slipper is there on the staircase. If you look at it close up it’s opaque/see through and everything. I unfortunately have to limit myself from commenting much on the cover as it depicts the famous ball/glass slipper scene, which is one giant spoiler if I’m not careful. It is safe and noteworthy to say that all those stairs actually are a part of the ballroom scene. (I have no idea how Myrrhlynn managed to find such a perfect picture!)
As you may have guessed by the title, Cinderella and the Colonel, I have made some changes to this traditional fairy tale. Most markedly I added a male protagonist, Colonel Friedrich. Cinderella is an appallingly short fairy tale. (Think about it, the Disney movie takes place over the course of like, three or four days.) so Friedrich’s addition rounds out the story and gave me more plot to play with.
Once again, I want to give a big thank you to Myrhlynn and The Editor. Without Myrrhlynn I wouldn’t have such dynamite covers, and The Editor did a great job with Wild Swans, and I feel like she’s really helped me fix up Cinderella to make it an even better story. Both of these people work behind the scenes, and they don’t get nearly as much credit as they deserve. Thanks guys!
That’s all for today, Champions. I will see you on Friday. Until then, Happy Fourth of July to all my Champions from the USA. To those of you who are not from the USA, I hope you’re enjoying the World Cup.