Let’s Take a Moment to Appreciate Erin Fitzsimmons- Cover Designer

I am admittedly shallow and choose books based on their covers. The artwork does so much to steer my expectations and grab my interest when selecting what book to obsess over.

One of my favorite designers is Erin Fitzsimmons. Don’t recognize her name? She’s behind some of your favorite Harper covers and text. I interviewed her a couple of years ago and you can read it here to get more insight into the designer process. Today I wanted to highlight some of my favorite covers she’s created.

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Look at all of these incredibly beautiful covers. Coming soon we’ll be seeing her cover for Julie Eshbaugh’s debut Ivory and Bone. I can’t wait to see what she creates since this book is so off the typical YA beaten path (a historical with an¬†icy landscape and I’m hoping for mammoths).

What’s your favorite cover Erin has created?

Check out these other interviews with Erin

Mini Discussion- Personal Theme Music


Today while grocery shopping I decided to listen to my iPhone and really…ALL day I’ve been playing Blue Foundation and it got me thinking about how I typically play this band and their song, Bonfires, while driving, shopping, exercising, putting on make-up, etc. If I were a movie it would be my theme music.

Of course I have to include the song right?

Obviously throughout life our music changes-but for now this just feels like me if that makes sense. I can’t even figure out why this song speaks so much to me at this moment but I adore it.

I must know, do you have theme music? If so what is it?