Cover Redesign: 'Dancing in the White Sand' by Cynthia L. Matlock
This month, Michelle Argyle at Melissa Williams Design reimagines the cover of Dancing in the White Sand by Cynthia L. Matlock. To submit a book for a free cover redesign, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Design Note #1: The original cover feels too modern for the Civil War–era setting, so I created a worn, aged look by decreasing saturation and including a speckled texture.
Design Note #2: A large, prominent title gives the cover a literary, serious feel.
Design Note #3: Adding a subtle mosaic pattern near the bottom helps convey the character’s love for African fabric designs.
Design Note #4: The sweep of the woman’s white dress not only adds some movement to the cover, but it also helps draw the eye to the title.