Back of Book Cover Jacket

I thought I was finished, but David (book designer at Familius) and I skyped yesterday and discussed the book cover jacket.  We decided it would be nice to have an additional illustration for the back side.  But the deadline to send the book to the printers is SOON (Tuesday) so I got right to work!

First the drawing:
My trusty fb friends helped me figure out he looks like he's laying ON TOP of the water instead of IN it.

One friend even posted this photo to help:  
(thanks James!)

So I shrunk his belly down...
But it still wasn't enough.  Nope.

 Finally a success!!
I also took out the dark lines between him and the water and that helped a ton!  Now, he is in the water.  :)
Behold, the back side of the book cover!

Once my book designer David at Familius approves, he'll put it all together, and the book will be sent to the printers next week!!!



  1. Dear Ginny,

    Congratulations on finishing your book! I'm very proud of you, and I hope that the You Should book is a huge success. You have worked very hard & learned a lot. Are you as tired as Hippo looks?

    Best wishes!
    Janet Heller
    Author of the award-winning book for kids about bullying, How the Moon Regained Her Shape (Sylvan Dell, hardback–2006, paperback–2007, e-book, audio, and Spanish edition–2008, 3rd paperback edition and iPad app–2012)
    Website is

    1. Janet, thank you you have been so faithful in supporting my whole journey!! I have enjoyed having you with me. Thanks for being a great friend, and I wish the best to you as well!

      Yes, I honestly feel way more tired than Hippo there. ;)

  2. Well done!

    What's next?

    1. Holy SMOKES I don't even know Roelant!! Lol

      First things first,... I gotta pay the bills! Get a job, whatever it may be! Then when I get stable I will move on to the next book. :)


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