The Ninth Day has an interior designer! Robyn Best, who is also doing an independent study this term to help TND with its sales plan, is really excited to get this project. Robyn, Ruth and I met last Wednesday to go over Robyn’s ideas and the first results of the YA interior design research. Robyn has chosen to draw inspiration from the interior design of The Diviners by Libba Bray, envisioning a beautiful two-page spread image and less white space. They also discussed typeface choices and the need for a feminine touch for the design of the whole book. Robyn’s enthusiasm and preparedness gave me confidence that she is the perfect person for this project, and I look forward to seeing what she will create for the interior of TND.
Ruth plans to have the acknowledgements done by May 13th, and will be in touch even while she is away on vacation. Ruth and I also briefly talked about her vision for a story arc in blog form, to provide a bridge between the stories of Miriam and Hope, which I am personally really excited about. She has a lot of great ideas that will need to be discussed with us and her critique group before the story is ready to launch.
We will continue to post design developments as they come up, as well as updates about Ruth’s website redesign. So stay tuned.