It’s hard to explain.
You have a cover, and an interior, and you can’t do jack diddly with the interior because you can’t play with fonts or font sizes at all.
But I was reading Jillian Dodd’s That Boy which is terribly popular with the YA crowd and I was amazed at the attention she paid to every detail of the book. Not one page went by this woman ill-considered, and nothing was left to chance. Even the chapter names allow her readers the freedom to revisit their favorite scenes.
I’m just going to post some screenshots here so you can get the full flavor of one girl’s life, as drawn by an author who loves her characters:
These screen caps are from That Boy.
Her follow up series is The Keatyn Chronicles. Since it’s release on the 26th of November, it has 157 five star reviews.
Here’s the blurb:
But no way could I have ever scripted this.
My life is so far from perfect, it’s not even funny.
All because of a stalker.
I’m at a boarding school, where I have to lie about who I am.
I can’t see my family.
I’m tutoring a hottie god that tortures me with his smile.
The most popular girl already hates me.
But there’s this boy.
This hot, sweet, sexy boy.
So I’m going to stop trying to script my life and just live it.
Because who knows how long I have left.
The stories might be categorised under young adult. But I can highly recommend them for anyone who loves to be entertained by a truly memorable character and adores a rip roaring rock and roll read. —CC MacKenzie, romance author.
Links: Jillian Dodd website http://jilliandodd.net/
Links: Jillian Dodd facebook http://www.facebook.com/jillian.dodd.3
Links: Jilliand Dodd goodreads http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4833990.Jillian_Dodd?auto_login_attempted=true