Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Create a Cover - Day 5

Today's challenge is fun!  I learned three new websites to use for this one; a fake name generator, a random word generator, and a new photo editing site free to use and then I could save the new picture to my computer.  For this one, I am going to copy the directions at the bottom of this post so that I will always have them : ). The bottom line is that I had to create a book cover with my new author name and a picture retrieved from Flicker.  Then, I had to write about my new book.  Here it is...sure to be a bestseller, I'm sure!

Amy has it all, or so it seems.  She is a cheerleader, an honor student, lives in the good neighborhood, and has a wonderful boyfriend, the captain of the football team.  But, her life is no longer what she thought, what she has come to expect.  Her dad lost his job, her mother threatens to divorce him, they will be selling their house and worse yet, her boyfriend is moving away.  Her life is cart wheeling out of control.  That is when she meets Sam Herron, a photographer who promises her a glamorous life.  He offers her money, fame...drugs to help her cope.  Will Amy follow Sam and forget her problems?  Will Amy forget what's really important?  Will Amy lose everything?

This is truly a heart-wrenching, yet heart-warming story of love, life, and family. - Kirkus Reviews

A fantastic coming-of-age novel by a debut author. - School Library Journal

Ha - what fun!?!?

Here are the directions with links:

1. Go to "Fake Name Generator" or click www.fakenamegenerator.com

The name that appears is your author name.

2.  Go to "Random Word Generator" or click www.websitestyle.com/parser/randomword.shtml

The word listed under "Random Verb" is you title.

3.  Go to "FlickrCC" or click http://flickrcc.bluemountains.net/index.php

Type your title into the search box.  The first photo that contains a person is your cover.

4.  Use Picnik, or something similar to put it all together.  Be sure to crop and/or zoom in.

In terms of this activity, we're asking the participants to create the cover and write a short synopsis to go along with it.  What is your book about? 



  1. I do get a signed first edition when you finish it, don't I?????? This was the first challenge I have had time to do and really liked it, also.

  2. Great job Tracy! I enjoyed your synopsis!