I mentioned on Facebook the other day:
My daughter (seven years old) is upset that I haven’t yet taken her suggestion to write a Guardian book titled “Demon Star”. She’s serious enough about it that I’m pretty sure I’m going to have to make up a fake cover, wrap a book in it, and pass it off as real.
It’s my fault, of course. A few years ago, I was working out the remaining titles in the series, and I asked her: What title would you like? She thought Demon Star sounded great … and she remembered that. With every Guardian book that has released, she asks me: Where is Demon Star?
But after I mentioned that on Facebook, I realized: That would actually be pretty fun. I’m teaching her a little bit of Photoshop anyway, so why not make up a cover with her? So I sat her down, went to fotolia.com, showed her how to search and told her to pick out the pictures she wanted on the cover.
Knowing my daughter, I really, really expected something like this:
But THIS is what we ended up with:
Right now, I’m both awesomely proud and kind of scared. She wanted more blood and stuff (but Mommy couldn’t spend TOO much time on it) so we left it at not-freaky-enough-but-it’s-okay. Aw. That’s my girl!