As exciting as all parts of being an author are, one thing I've been ridiculously excited for are foreign covers. It's always so fun seeing how another culture and country choose to represent your book in their language. I may or may not be guilty of obsessively trying to decipher and translate my myriad of foreign publishers' websites to get a sneak peek at the covers they've designed.
My Italian publisher, Giunti, takes the cake for being awesome. They emailed the cover to us, and, well, holy crap.
The lights! The trees! The lettering! THE HAIR.
I'm so delighted with it. I love its lush, romantic feel, and the almost tangible atmosphere of magic and fantasy. Plus, I totally have that dress in blue.
(Just kidding. Ha. Ha. Pardon me while I stare at my tee-shirt and pajama shorts and weep.)
I feel like this cover should be framed and hung on my wall. It's really not fair that I hit the cover jackpot in the U.S. AND in Italy, but, well, I'm certainly not going to complain about it!
Paranormalcy is currently out in Poland, Turkey, and Russia. The Portugal edition comes out in May, and the German and Spanish editions will be available in June. My gorgeous green Giunti Italian beauty comes out this May. Wish I could do a launch party there...