30 Covers, 30 Days 2017: Day One

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Every November, during National Novel Writing Month, thirty professional designers volunteer to create book cover art inspired by novels being written by aspiring authors from around the globe. Why? To encourage new, diverse voices, and help build a more creative world.  

30 Covers, 30 Days is presented in partnership with designer and author Debbie Millman. Read more about these NaNoWriMo 2017 novels-in-progress, and the cover designers, below.

Mr. Lewis’ Magical Clock Shop

A mainstream novel being written this November by NaNo participant Olga Wild in Russia!

The night before, nothing could break the settled, staid tranquility of Pemberley… but in the morning, a mysterious new shop suddenly opens, reviving the long vacant House-On-The-Hill. No one has ever seen its owner, who, after reading his visitors’ letters, creates magical clocks for them. Clocks which, people say, can take them back into the past. Meet the cast of characters in this place where everything except time is free: oddball lighthouse-keeper Ginny; lost-in-herself Thea, gently smiling with eyes full of sorrow; Chris, the cheerful, inspirational maker of hot tea; and restless, shaggy Berty, who is always underfoot. And right behind the wooden fence (you know, where the cliff is), the magnificent English Channel keeps an eye on old Whitman’s house, enshrouding the excited village with fresh, sea-spattered winds of change… 

Cover Designed by Olivia Orr 

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Olivia Orr is a sophomore studying graphic design at the Rhode Island School of Design. This Summer she worked as a graphic design intern for the Denver Art Museum, where she enjoyed learning about environmental graphics and exhibit design. She has also been an active member in the Colorado AIGA chapter, serving as the Student Engagement Chair from 2015 to 2017. She feels very privileged to be able to do what she loves every day, and is excited about her future in design and the opportunities to come.