S.A. Cook lives in Chicago, Illinois. She is a poet and visual artist and a lover of music. In fact, she wouldn't last a day without it.
How do you approach cover design?
If I can find an element of a photograph that captures me, I use just that element. As a writer, I value the reader's imagination and I want to allow him or her to create their own vision, based on my words. As far as verbiage goes, just the facts.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
The books I reread, I consider my favorites, even though as an English major, I get that they are not always high art. But they make me feel good. They are, in no particular order, Sheila Levine is Dead and Living in New York by Gail Parent, Rosemary's Baby by Ira Levin, The Reader by Bernard Schlink, The Hotel New Hampshire by John Irving and To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee.
Eva Porter is a 32 year old woman starting her life over. Her marriage was wrought with betrayal and disappointment, ending both her dreams of true love and her career. She's starting over as a ghostwriter to the rich and famous, and she's beginning to put the pieces of her life back together.
Enter Dylan Moore, 21 year old pop music megastar, and full of charisma.