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And the winning cover for HOW TO BREATHE UNDERWATER is...

Look, I know you’re not supposed to judge a book by its cover, but let’s be real here, I’m going to do just that. I’ve also purchased books just because of the way they feel in my hands. Covers are so so important to me. I’ve been a member of Swoon Reads since the site was first introduced, and the cover voting has always been my absolute favorite part! I loved getting an opportunity to be involved in the deciding of a book cover! How cool is that? So, seeing my own covers up on the site for voting was a dream come true!

All four of the covers had aspects to them that I had considered when I was deciding my own cover for the book (back when I was getting ready to submit it to Swoon). I loved all the blue (my favorite color!!) and all the water, and man, did it make me want to jump in the pool! And I knew I would be fully satisfied with whatever cover was chosen!

But I’m so happy that this was the cover chosen for How to Breathe Underwater:

Dive cover

While I loved all the romantic covers, I loved this one because of how peaceful it was, and how we get just a glimpse of what life is like for Kate under the surface. My favorite scenes to work on were the ones where Kate was underwater by herself, the sounds, the feel of it, and this cover captures so much of that.  So, thank you, Becca S., for this beautiful cover!

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