I took this meme from Maggie Stiefvater's awesome el jay. She released SHIVER last month, and in October we'll be graced with BALLAD, the sequel/companion novel to LAMENT.
CREATE YOUR DEBUT YA COVER
1 – Go to “Fake Name Generator” or click http://www.fakenamegenerator.com/
The name that appears is your author name.
2 – Go to “Random Word Generator” or click http://www.websitestyle.com/parser/randomword.shtml
The word listed under “Random Verb” is your title.
3 – Go to “FlickrCC” or click http://flickrcc.bluemountains.net/index.php
Type your title into the search box. The first photo that contains a person is your cover.
4 – Use Photoshop, Picnik, or similar to put it all together. Be sure to crop and/or zoom in.
5 – Post it to your site along with this text.
My first verb, disentangle, was not found on flickr. However, I did find a photo for my second verb. I have Photoshop on my laptop but not the desktop, so I used Picnik. It's very easy - this cover took me less than half an hour and I've never used the software before. (Most of the time I was playing with fonts. I love fonts.)
Now the question is . . . do you want to read my book?