I get two kinds of comments about my latest book, O Me of Little Faith. The first is the you-write-like-you’re-in-my-head kind from people who can identify with my doubting and have been living the same spiritual questions. I’m always glad to hear from these readers.
The second kind is from people who just want to tell me how awesome the cover is.
I like hearing from them, too, because I’m hoping they’ll judge the book by its cover. I had nothing to do with the cover photo, but I always agree that, yes, it is awesome.
My readers and I aren’t the only ones who think so. The Communication Arts Photography Annual released this month and one of its winning photos is the one from the cover of OMOLF. The image was taken in Grand Rapids by photographer Steven Wohlwender, and I’m thrilled he’s getting some recognition for such a great image.
Here’s the CA page that features the cover photo:
Congrats, Steven. In my former life as a graphic designer, I used to dream of getting my work in CA. This isn’t quite the same, but it’s close enough. I’ll take it.
If you haven’t already, you might want to read these related posts:
An account of when I met Drew, the kid in the cover photo (warning: this post includes photos of me shirtless).
The true story behind the cover photo, or “Why does he have bandaged nipples?”