I have always been really lucky to get great covers for all my books, historical and fantasy. The cover fairies smile on me, time and again. What I really love about The Golden Apple, though, is the rich, Brothers Grimm feel to it. Like my fantasy novel published last year, Mistress of the Wind, The Golden Apple is a fairy tale retelling. Mistress of the Wind involves a white bear and icy winds, and so my cover designer and I went for a winter look to the cover, and I absolutely love how it turned out. But with The Golden Apple, I wanted the lush colors of summer, the shadow of the wood, and the gleam of the golden apple–I wanted the fairy tale feel. My cover designer really hit a winner with the title font on the cover of Mistress of the Wind, and it works just as well for The Golden Apple–it has that fairy tale, Brothers Grimm thing going on. One of my friends told me there is a sensuality to the heroine on the cover of The Golden Apple, and I agree. There is a lot going on there, but it is still simple and uncrowded. I am so happy to share the cover with everyone today. Each cover involves hours and hours of work and thought and tweaking, and this one just hit all the right notes for me. I hope you like it just as much as I do.
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Michelle Diener writes historical fiction. Her Susanna Horenbout & John Parker series, set in the court of Henry VIII, includes In a Treacherous Court, Keeper of the King’s Secrets and In Defense of the Queen.
Michelle’s other historical novels include Daughter of the Sky, The Emperor’s Conspiracy and Banquet of Lies (loosely connected to The Emperor’s Conspiracy).
Michelle’s first fantasy novel, Mistress of the Wind, is set for a December 23, 2013, release.
Michelle was born in London, grew up in South Africa and currently lives in Australia with her husband and two children.
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