A few days ago, I posted a teaser on my Facebook page about how there was going to be big news about one of my photos soon… as you can see, this old favorite photo of mine is being turned into a book cover! It’s always rewarding to be published – to have someone else think your photos are good enough to share – but it’s absolutely mind boggling when an author sees your work as such a large part of the visual representation of their novel. Once I learned what the book was about, I could totally see how perfect Lost In You‘s story and my photo meshed, even though they were created years apart. I love when that happens. It’s creative fate.
A quick synopsis of the book so you can see what I’m talking about:
Ryan Stone is a less than average teenager. He doesn’t have fancy clothes. He doesn’t carry around the latest smartphone and he definitely doesn’t have an MP3 player. Instead, he goes to school, does his chores and dreams of a new life away from Brookfield where he’s expected to follow in his blue collar family’s footsteps.
Hadley Carter is America’s Pop Princess. A successful recording artist living her dream with a sold-out tour and a handful of Grammy’s there isn’t much that she wants for, except love. But finding love on the road is near impossible when all she longs for are romantic dinners, a nighttime stroll on the beach and holding hands with someone who isn’t going to exploit her.
When a chance encounter introduces Ryan to Hadley, will he be like her adoring fans looking for a way in, or will it be Hadley who pursues Ryan even though it might cost her the only career she’s ever known.
Lost in You is a story about following your dreams, taking risks and getting lost in love.
And lastly, big thanks to author Heidi (who is the sweetest), and to designer Sarah… and of course, to Cassie and Jimmy (or at least their legs), for making this shot possible. I’d also like to thank the Academy… oh, wait…
And the original, from 3 1/2 years ago: