There is a reason I love this image for my cover of The Breakaway. That is Naomi, my eighteen-year-old protagonist who is kidnapped by a family of jewel thieves. Why do I love the image so much?
I love the socks. That may sound odd. Oh well. I love the socks because her kidnappers take her shoes, but give her everything else she needs (except freedom, of course). That’s one of my favorite details of the entire novel – that they take her shoes, and I love the socks because they encapsulate the strangeness of Naomi’s situation. They seem out of place with her summery outfit, which is perfect because she’s taken from California to a different, much colder state.
The reason I’m writing this post today is because I was talking to a good friend last night about my cover and what I love about it and I thought it would be fun to share little things like this here on my blog. Sometimes it’s all in the details and those things need to be showcased if they make you happy. The socks make me happy!