They say that every book has a story. If that is so, then the story behind the making of Soul Enchilada will start and end with the design–and the evolution of the design–of the cover. The folks at Greenwillow have worked on this puppy for months. In July, my editor said that they had gone through a hundred of ideas, and I bet in the meantime, they went through that many versions once again. Lucky me, all I had to do was smile, because every version they showed me was terrific, and I knew if they were putting that much effort into one cover, I was one very lucky debut author.
I love the typography (dig the horns), the flames, and the tagline, the devils is in the details. The way the purple bug is framed by the tridents makes me laugh, and it brings a touch of humor to what could be a scary cover.