The Snow Globe Cover Design for THE BOY NEXT DOOR

Our Creative Director Rich D. has created four amazing cover directions for THE BOY NEXT DOOR and we are counting on you to help us decide which one actually goes on the book! We know it’s a big decision, so we’ve sat down with Rich to find out what inspired this cover direction:

Boy Next Door Cover - snowglobe 2

Since THE BOY NEXT DOOR is all about pair figure skating partners falling in love, my first instinct was to run with the ice skating motif and pull a very beautiful competition pose… unfortunately, all those covers felt very sport-like and lost the romance, which is the biggest part of the book.


So, instead, I decided to try to capture the vibe of the story, while still keeping the ice skating elements present as much as possible. To me, there’s something very warm about this snow globe image, despite the snow and wintery feel. There’s a bit of a small town feel, and the idea of capturing memories of a perfect moment. Snow globes symbolize dreams and imagination.


It also adds a bit of personality to the two skaters kissing, making this a friendlier and cuter cover option than some of the others.

If you love what Rich is doing here, let us know by leaving a comment and voting for this cover direction. And remember, this is a cover direction, not the final cover, so if you have suggestions for making it even more Swoonworthy, share it in the comments!

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