About a year and a half ago, Alisha Gabriel and I had an idea for a book. The editor at Chicago Review Press liked our proposal, and this summer our book, Funky Fungi, 30 Activities for Exploring Molds, Mushrooms, Lichens, and More, will hit store shelves – just in time for summer vacation fungus exploration.
We are thrilled to share our cover with you this week. Not only do we love the diversity of fungi featured on the cover, but also the way we were included by the design team in the process.
Alisha: We were pleasantly surprised when the editor sent three potential cover designs and asked for our feedback.
me: And when we suggested a different photo that we thought might be fun to include on the cover, the designer helped us understand why it would not be a powerful element on the cover.
Alisha: I think it turned out great! The colors complement each other, and the smaller fungi balance out the beefsteak fungus growing on the tree. What do you like about the cover, Sue?
me: I’m a fan of white space, and appreciate how the design balances that with the color and texture of the photos.
Funky Fungi is part of the Young Naturalists series. You can find out more about our book at the publisher’s website. It will hit bookstore shelves June 21st, but you can pre-order it at your favorite local bookstore, or online at B&N or Amazon.
Check back here for a monthly series of blog posts about our publishing process!