Jessica Day George

Sunday, April 22, 2007

In response to comments. . . .

Libby asked why the American cover of Dragon Slippers is fancier than the British cover. I have to say that I was quite entertained to see how incredibly different the two covers were. That always fascinates me. They told me that (according to market research or some such thing) they've determined which type of covers sell best in which place. So they picked Peter Fergusen's fine art for the American cover, and the fanciful abstract cover for England. Of the British covers I was shown, they did pick the one I liked, so I'm quite pleased with it. In other comments: someone (I think it was Megan but can't find the email) asked me if I had read Shannon Hale's book "Goose Girl" and if I was deliberately referencing her book. (When they go to the Fair on their day off.) YES! If you look at "Goose Girl" and "Dragon Slippers", you will see that they are from the same publisher. Additionally, Shannon is my neighbor and fellow redhead, and I simply could not resist.

4 comments:

Rosalee said...

I just finished Dragon Slippers during lunch today--it was wonderful! I'm very glad there is a sequel, you can't leave us hanging like that.
Why is the title for the American version 'Dragon Slippers' and the British version 'Dragonskin Slippers'?

Kendra said...

An absolutely fabulous read! I must confess that I started it at 11:30pm, couldn't put it down, and so finished around 2:00am. I am looking forward to the sequel and plan to read your other works as well.

barbara said...

I picked up Dragon Slippers at 5:00 this evening and just finished it! I am thrilled to have another " must read" author to add to my favorites list. Your characters are wonderful. I look forward to the sequel and in the meantime will read your other works. Thank you for sharing your gift!

Kim said...

I just got the book the other day from our little liabrary. And i must say that i had the whole book done in a few short hours. And there are not to many books that i read that fast. This book was awsome. I look forward to the sequel. You are a VERY talented person. And thank you for sharing your gift / talent with the rest of the world.