Model Reveal

I am so excited to present to you the model who will be gracing the cover of DIE FOR ME: the face of Kate, Michelle Cartwright.

Back last summer, my editor, Tara, told me that she was going to send me some photos of models that they thought would be appropriate for my book cover. A few days later she sent me one photo, saying that HarperCollins’s art department liked her so much that they didn’t want to look any further. Tara asked me what I thought. I took one look and responded immediately: “Please tell whoever chose her that they were reading my mind. She’s perfect.”

Since the photo shoot, Michelle and I got in touch and I learned that she is eighteen, is from New York, and is with APM Model Management. Her star is quickly rising, and I’m glad we get to use her as book-cover-Kate before her face becomes instantly recognizable elsewhere.

You’ll be seeing Michelle again as soon as I do my cover reveal. (Tweaks are still happening at this point, so it won’t be right away.) And then, hopefully you’ll see her again the next time I go to New York — we plan to meet for tea and take an author-character photo just for fun!

Et voila, Michelle Cartwright, the face of Kate Beaumont Mercier, a.k.a. the heroine of DIE FOR ME.

Michelle Cartwright, the face of Kate on the cover of DIE FOR ME

15 Comments to Model Reveal

  1. by Susan - On October 18, 2010

    Love it Amy! Thanks so much and it is an honor for Michelle to be the face of Kate! Cannot wait to see/read the book!

    Best,
    Susan

  2. by BethDazzled - On October 18, 2010

    This is beyond. Sooo cool that you have a cover model! 🙂

  3. by Judith - On October 19, 2010

    Now, will she be on the cover as a photo, or will she be the model for an illustration that is put on the cover?

    I love the new style of the website here, making it much easier to read 🙂

  4. by Kathrin - On October 19, 2010

    Michelle is beautiful. Her eyes are captivating. If you look at her and the title of the book. Who wouldn’t want to find out more about her story?!?!

  5. by amy - On October 19, 2010

    Judith: the trend for Young Adult books sold in America (especially the sub-genre “paranormal romance”) is to use photography on the cover, and often having a model represent the main character. (See the graphic heading here: http://www.yareads.com/tag/ya-paranormal-fiction).

    So Michelle had a 5-hour photoshoot in a studio in NYC dressed in a beautiful formal gown and sitting in a… ooh – I can’t tell you! But I will be able to show you in a few weeks!

  6. by Amy75 - On October 19, 2010

    Wow! Look at those eyes. The new website design is great (speaking of easy on the eyes).

  7. by Etienne - On October 19, 2010

    Will she also be at the book signing?…;-)

  8. by Serge - On October 21, 2010

    She looks great. I really like the new design of the website as well, very clean and original

  9. by chickilista - On October 22, 2010

    she is really very beautiful….

  10. by Lisa Marie - On October 23, 2010

    my heart is filled with sheer excitement over these photos that you’ve taken throughout Paris. My husband & I feel grateful to be living here when the book is released so we can read, walk & discover! Can you believe I have him entwined in this story….. the photos purely captured his attention. Not to mention the gorgeous photo of Kate.

  11. by Lea (YA Book Queen) - On October 24, 2010

    That’s so great that HarperCollins found someone so perfect! Can’t wait for the cover reveal 🙂

  12. by amy - On October 24, 2010

    Ha! Etienne, I will see if she’s available for the NY signing!

    Thanks, Serge and Amy, for the compliment on the site. I am so happy with the redesign!

    Lisa Marie, thank you for your enthusiasm – and I’m flattered that your husband is interested too!

    Thanks, Lea – I hope it’s coming soon!

  13. by yasmine - On May 7, 2012

    I didn’t see this before, and after reading the book she is exactly how I imagined! If there is going to be a film I’m sure she would make a great kate 😀

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