about tcg

First and foremost, I love to read YA literature. I also like looking at pretty pictures, including but not limited to YA cover art. And I can be pretentious and judgmental when it comes to looking at covers. This little space on the web was just a natural fit. I’m not a designer or a photographer. (I’m actually a producer/editor.) Because I’m terrible at talking about myself on my own blog, here are a few links to a few interviews I’ve done for a few good friends: Persnickety Snark Steph Su Reads GReads! There are some covers that catch your eye simply because they’re just drop-dead gorgeous. They draw you in because they’re thought-provoking, magical, or just different. This blog is dedicated to the designers, art directors, illustrators, and photographers who put their blood, sweat and tears into creating the face of a cover you want to stare at for hours. Got a question, comment, or suggestion? Feel free to shoot me an emailI promise I don’t bite. You can also find me on Twitter. Last but not least — my name’s Capillya. Nice to meet you, and I hope you stay awhile.

17 thoughts on “about tcg

  1. Mazel Tov on the launch of your blog! I’m looking forward to reading your take on YA covers. Our YA program at Chronicle is still new, and we love to know how folks are responding to covers – ours and others!

  2. I love covers and occasionally have them on my blog, aprilhenry.livejournal.com. Look for the tags covers and dueling covers. Have you seen Jacket Whys? That’s a great cover blog.

    And thanks for the shout out for Girl, Stolen. I love, love, love that cover.


    • Thanks! I have not yet seen Jacket Whys. Added to the feed.

      And Girl, Stolen? My gosh. MY WORD. I actually read the synopsis (a blind girl?! what? KIDNAPPED?!) before I saw the cover, and there was immediate sighing when I saw it.

  3. In the next week or two, I am going to feature an interview with the designer for Girl, Stolen’s cover, Rich Deas, on my blog. He graciously shared with me some other cover comps. And the one they chose is actually a photo of a girl who is his neighbor.

    Here’s another blog that is worth a look, even though it on hiatus, and it was for all kinds of covers: http://nytimesbooks.blogspot.com/


  4. Hi That Cover Girl,

    Just wanted to congratulate you on the initializing of your blog, and let you know that I will be following. I too am very biased when it comes to modern YA book covers – I mean, Isobelle Carmody, with the Obernewtyn Chronicles, awesome books, but – what were they thinking?!

    I completely love the cover for ‘Fall For Anything’, and look forward to reading your posts. 🙂

    PS- will you only be reviewing ‘new book’ covers?

    • Hi Ruby! I’m glad you’re enjoying the blog. I won’t only be reviewing new covers — I’ve got a recent cover love post for Hush, Hush, which came out in 2009. I had a look at the Obernewtyn Chronicles covers — I see what you mean!

  5. I just ran across your cute blog! 🙂 I’ve been looking for more bookish and writer bogs! 🙂

    Also, the banner for you site made me chuckle!! 🙂 “I’ve got ya covered”… hehehe Very creative! 😉

    Looking forward to visiting you more soon! 🙂

    • Glad you like the site, Alejandra. And what a beautiful name. It’s been a bit scarce around these parts lately but I do hope you stick around awhile. =)

  6. I saw your entry about the Game of Triumphs cover and thought you might be interested in the cover of a YA novel called The Nightghosts’ Child. It is black, red and even has a silhouette on the spine.

  7. Dear Book Blogger,

    My name is Roy Huff and I obtained your book blog from Google. I will have a self-published fantasy novel called Everville: The First Pillar coming out on Amazon sometime between late February and April. As a new author, I felt it would be beneficial to have multiple, respected Amazon reviewers review my book.

    I believe that you will find that my work is of the highest quality and very enjoyable. I hope that this may be enough of an incentive for you to leave a review once the book becomes available. If you are interested, please let me know and I’ll send you an email reminder on the day the book becomes available and is listed at no cost for the first five days.

    Thank you very much for your consideration,

    -Roy Huff, MS, MAEd


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