A new cover for Home Truths



Due to the nomination of “Home Truths” for the Red Maple Award 2012, Cormorant/Dancing Cat Books have reissued the book with a brand-new cover.
I’m very happy with the cover! The designer, I feel, did a fine job.
What are your thoughts? Which cover do you prefer? 

Home Truths, juvenile fiction book
Home Truths by Jill MacLean

Dancing Cat Books 2010 ISBN: 978-1-897151-96-9

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4 Responses to “A new cover for Home Truths”

  • Sharon:

    I don’t know if this is a cop-out, but I really like both covers. The first one for the relationship with the little sister and the intensity shown by the red. But the second shows him so well, and his mood and whole troubled aspect. and I think it would be much more appealing to the target reader. Do you not like the first one?

    • Hi Sharon,
      I liked the first cover a lot for its bright colours and the depiction of Brick and his sister. And I really like the second cover, even though I always said I didn’t want the character’s face to show! So there you go. I suspect it is more appealing, as you say, to the target audience.

  • Gary:

    Hi Jill,

    I have just been introduced to your site through Kathy’s newsletter where she featured you as her client.

    I am a member of the Montague Library Writers Guild in Eastern P.E.I. We have done a series of three books about P.E.I. “Prince Edward Island Tales”, “Prince Edward Island Tales 2nd ed.” and “More Prince Edward Island Tales”. Some of the members have published other books as well.

    I prefer the cover on the right (second cover) I find it to be much more personal. I like how the subject fills the cover and I like how the colors work together.One more thing. I like how the font and color of the title works with the black background.

    Hope that helps.



    • Hi Gary,
      Thanks so much for sending me your comments.
      And my apologies for not answering sooner – not enough hours in the day, plus a trip out west, plus major revisions on my fourth book…you get the picture?
      I’m with you on the second cover. I’m off to Toronto in May where I’ll meet a lot of kids who’ve read the book, so it’ll be interesting to see how they feel.
      And congratulations to your writers’ guild for their publications. I think it’s so important to collect the old stories before they get forgotten. I spent quite a bit of time in that area years ago – my book about Jean Pierre Roma was reissued by Acorn Press and Three Rivers Roma. A beautiful area.
      Best of luck with your own writing.

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