Being snowbound, I have the perfect opportunity to work on my next book of World War II stories. I’m lucky to already have a great book cover designer.
The cover of my latest book, They Did It for Honor: Stories of American WWII Veterans, receives many compliments. Few people know my designer used photos from veterans featured in that very book on the front/back covers.
Clairus Dew’s photo of the C-46 of which he was a flight crew member dominates the top of the front cover.
On the lower half of the front cover is Bill Wellman, a marine who fought at Okinawa. Someone took a photo of him following that battle.
On the back cover at the bottom is a collage of letters and other documents provided to me by veterans in the book, including Charlotte Eisenhart (now deceased).
I hope to work with the same designer and take the same approach.
What would you like to see on the covers of my next book?
I’m also looking for title ideas—more information involving a contest for prizes for winning titles to follow! Thank a vet today for his/her service to our country!