Sunday, October 30, 2011

30C30D Project: Nomination

There has been this great NaNoWriMo event the last couple of years, 30 Covers in 30 Days. John Gall, the VP at ... well, I'll just let Tim at NaNoWriMo explain it.

"Look, you already know all about this 30 Covers, 30 Days thing. You know that the cool kids call it 30C30D. You know that John Gall, VP and Art Director for Vintage/Anchor Books, has been heading up a crack team of designers who whip up a book cover a day during the month of November—pulling off feats of design that are Cirque du Soleil-worthy. You know that the event’s all of three years old, but has already spawned some incredible art for your incredible stories (precocious enough to be the scene-stealer on an ABC sitcom, yo)."

There are some awesome, amazing, wonderful covers. I would love to have them pick me - so I nominated myself! You can do that with ease and confidence in NaNoWriMo. So I did.

Here is my self-nomination (if you go to the NaNoForums, you'll see that at least 95% of the nominations are from the author). And, no, I didn't come up with the questions - those are from the cover creators.
User name: Dot.
Title: Following Instinct: of Shadows and Edges
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Synopsis: Samantha Albright "says funny shit." Annette Green is a loner spending time at the shooting range. Hank Spinoza spends his days meticulously grooming his lawn - by hand. These disconnected neighbors lives are about to change when Juliette Reynolds moves in to the vacant house at the end of the street. Juliette's abilities to sense truths people would rather hide threatens the daily drone of this quiet hodgepodge neighborhood.

Region: USA: Portland, Oregon
The actor who would play your main character in the movie adaptation: Juliette Binoche (Juliette - no, I didn't plan that!); Kathy Bates (Annette); Whoopi Goldberg (Samantha); Alec Baldwin (Hank)