marlaynaglynn got their new book cover by running a design contest:
best-selling 1970s triumphant childhood memoir
Check out marlaynaglynn's Book cover contest…
Overlay: One Girl's Life in 1970s Las Vegas
Marlayna Glynn is an award-winning writer and photographer. Next Generation Indie Book Awards honored her first memoir, Overlay: One Girl's Life in 1970s Las Vegas, with an Overcoming Adversity award.
OVERLAY has been called the "most powerful suicide prevention memoir ever written." Why? Because Marlayna was determined not to be another teenage statistic despite the fallen adults entrusted with her care. In Vegas, an overlay bet is when the odds of a particular wager are higher than they should be and tend to favor the player rather than the house. Could Marlayna develop the resilience to survive a cycle of alcoholism, abuse, and abandonment? This true, profound story explores the characters and events populating 1970s Las Vegas as Marlayna moves from home to home, parent to parent, family to family, ultimately becoming homeless by the age of fourteen. *2013 Winner of a Next Generation Indie Book Award* Out of the resources of her remarkable childhood emerges a gripping inner strength that will charm and captivate readers and remain in their consciousness long after the last page of her story has been turned. Award-winning author Marlayna Glynn delivers her breakout biography—a mesmerizing memoir epic destined to become a classic.
American women in their 40s - 70s primarily, although men in the same age group too.
This story is profoundly sad, yet triumphant. It's dark, and fast, and honest. It spans 1969 - 1982. I do like photography a lot.
What to avoid
stock imagery, anything that looks sad or like child abuse or depressing
It all began with a design brief.
A quick, interactive guide helped them understand their design style and captured exactly what they needed in their book cover.
Designers across the globe delivered design magic.
marlaynaglynn collaborated with designers to refine their ideas
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And then… they selected a winner!
Along the way, they met lots of talented designers…
We think contests are a super fun way to get design.
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