Edited to add: I'm not looking for a dark,ominous/mysterious, or
clinical cover. My novel has humorous elements and fits into the
Women's Fiction category, which is generally a little bit "lighter"
in tone. Thanks!
Edited to add #2: My main character is a down-to-earth engineer, so
look super sophisticated or model-y, and she wouldn't be wearing a
dress, especially a fancy one, she'd be more casual.
Original description: I'm looking for a replacement cover for my
second novel, "The Migraine Mafia," a humorous Women's Fiction novel
about a woman with a chronic illness. While I like the one I have
I'm looking for a cover more squarely recognizable as a Women's
Fiction novel than a cover that focuses on headache/migraine (ie. one
featuring a lot of pills), which is what I have now. My book is
well-reviewed but it's not grabbing mainstream Women's Fiction
readers, so that's my goal.
A polished, sophisticated cover with a bit of a wink, or a sense of
humour would be great. Pale colours are fine, but please don't use
pink. (But please use *some* colour.) My main character is a
30-something Scandinavian blonde with blue eyes. Lots of Women's
Fiction covers show a woman on them, one facing away from camera, so
this is what I'm leaning towards. Something slightly out of focus
a woman near a group (ie. the Migraine Mafia) might work too. Empty
chairs might work also (the Migraine Mafia is a support group for
people with migraine).
I'm looking for something sophisticated, clever, and unique with a
great hook, and I'm open to ideas.
Covers I like:
"Running From Romeo"
one is my fave
"Red Hill" Jamie McGuire (different genre, but I love this cover)
"The Hazards of Hunting While Heartbroken"
The cover for my first novel, "The Sock Wars"
Sarah Pekkanen and Amy Hatvany are two popular Women's Fiction
writers; their covers are a little blander than what I'm looking for,
but they have a strong appeal for this audience. Sarah's covers are