Behind the Scenes of the Cover for GILDED!

GILDED title
I am so excited to finally be sharing my cover of GILDED with THE WORLD. I’ve been holding onto it in secret for far too long.

One of the elements that this cover has is the Korean lattice work along the borders.

Koeran hanji paper lined window.
Korean hanji paper lined window.

If you travel throughout Korea, you’ll see this same lattice work in the windows of wealthy homes, palaces, and temples. Wooden window frames create beautiful effects on door, allowed light inside and yet offered protection. Koreans would often place rice paper (hanji) over the frames for ascetics, warmth and privacy.

Korean home in Andong Hahoe Folk Village
Korean home in Andong Hahoe Folk Village

In the cover of GILDED, the frame bordering the cover depicts this same Korean cultural effect. I love how the gold ties in with the title as well and really gives the cover a complete, finished feel.

Frame on the cover of GILDED
Frame on the cover of GILDED

To see the full cover, hop over to YA Books Central and enter to win a Kindle paperwhite!

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