First Night Design | #PhotoRehabCoverMakeover #14 The Incident at Montebello by P.A. Moed

#photorehabcovermakeover Week 14; The Incident at Montebello by Patti Moed
#photorehabcovermakeover Week 14; The Incident at Montebello by Patti Moed

It’s Week 14 of the Photo Rehab Cover Makeover run by Desley Jane of Musings of a Frequent Flying Scientist and Lucile of Lucile de Goday. They have chosen another book by a fellow blogger—The Incident at Montebello by Patti Moed of Pilotfish. Ms Moed is an award-winning creative artist who’s worked as a university professor, writer, textbook editor, photographer, corporate trainer, educational consultant, and instructional designer; that’s some CV!

I have used a family photo which you might recognise from my treatment of it for When Worlds Collide. I can’t pretend the vehicles are spot-on for 1930 but I consider them close enough to give a flavour of Patti’s book (which I have already bought for Kindle and am very much looking forward to). The strap line I’ve used is my invention!

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The Incident at Montebello is a historical novel based on a true event— In 1930, Italian Premier Benito Mussolini was driving through the Italian countryside with Cornelius Vanderbilt, Jr. when his car struck and killed a little girl, Sofia Buonomano. The Buonomano family is torn apart by Sofia’s death and is caught in a political firestorm that spreads from their village to Rome and across America and Europe. One family member, 16-year-old Isolina, witnesses the accident and recognizes Mussolini as the driver.’

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22 thoughts on “First Night Design | #PhotoRehabCoverMakeover #14 The Incident at Montebello by P.A. Moed

  1. I have to say that your cover has more atmosphere, and a better sense of period. I like it a lot. I do prefer the font on the original though, as it suits the era. However, I feel it clashes with the contemporary cartoon feel of the main picture.
    Your photo, that font. How about that?
    Best wishes, Pete. x

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      1. This is such a creative challenge. I really love the idea of connecting writers, readers, and visual artists. And I’d love to have a cover for the next book that uses a photograph for the primary image.

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  2. You’ve chosen a perfect photo. The original cover would not appeal to me in a bookstore, but yours certainly would. (Yes, I know what they say about judging a book…) The story sounds interesting. I might have to pick this up, even if it has the original cover! 😉

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