Dawn Colclasure's Blog

Author and poet Dawn Colclasure

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Cover reveal for A Million Doughnuts

Recently, the independent publisher, Great Minds Think Aloud Publishing, offered me a contract for my children's book, A Million Doughnuts. And the cover for this book was created today. Hooray! I am so happy with the cover and thank you to Kitty Bullard for her amazing work in cover design.

Now, I noticed something interesting about this particular cover. Not just that the title appears "doughnut-y." *g* But if you look at the boy's face, you'll notice that one side of his face is a darker color. Sure, you can think "shading" or something some other to explain it away. But for me, that really stood out, because half of my face is a darker color, given that it has burn scars on it! So I thought that was a really special coincidence. I do all the things that I do because I don't want to be one of those burn survivors who "hides away" from the world. Nope! None of that! I'm not ashamed to show my face with the burn scars on it. So, that particular facial difference right there really affected me on a personal level. Just as we need to accept more people who are not "beautiful" and who don' have the same kind of face as everybody else, we need more pictures of people with something similar to a burn survivor, because burn survivors should be SEEN!

Anyway, enough of all that. I am very excited about this book. I got the idea for it from a "doughnut song" that my daughter wrote 2 years ago. We were eating doughnuts for breakfast at a bakery one morning and she just started singing that song. She couldn't get it out of her head! I told her to write the words down and after I read it, I thought it was so cute that I HAD to use it in a story!

I did that very thing several months later. That song stayed in the desk drawer all those months until I finally had the perfect story for it to go into.

So, thank you, Jennifer, for writing this doughnut song and granting me permission to include it in the story.

I will post information about this book and the buy link when the book comes out.

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