When the Paper Planes series was born Chele and I instantly knew what we wanted for our covers. Chele even when so far as to mock up all three back in April 2016! The torture us authors go through to keep covers secret. I tell you, man.
Well, since Subways Stops is set in NYC in the 90's (same as Paper Planes) our original stock image of NYC didn't include two very important buildings. So, I took it upon myself to draw our own! And let me tell you, I am not an artist (I am a doodler, at best), but I wanted to at least get a better visual with the right colors. Turns out Chele loved it, so we used it!
Our designer and friend, Starla Huchton (Designed by Starla) had to take the drawing of NYC and clean up the lines (no small feat, I might add!) because my drawing wasn't the right DPI. Dang tablet program. Starla worked her magic again and helped us pull together all the different elements into one absolutely darling cover! For real though, she went through ten or so background colors for us until we (okay, so I'm very indecisive, refer to TDTSU cover reveal post) agreed on the final.