30 Covers, 30 Days 2017: Day Two


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.

Mother Nature’s Daughter

A fantasy novel being written this November by YWP participant

Elizabeth Gilroy in Australia.

Terra’s mother is gravely ill, and like most teens who love their mother she is doing all she can to look after her. However, when your mother is Mother Nature herself, and her powers are starting to go haywire, the job requires more than just chicken soup. Can Terra go down into the world of the humans to fix what her mother’s powers have destroyed? Will she have the power to pull back the powers of water, earth and fire or will they consume her? 

Across the world, Mars had been waiting on earth for what felt like eons. Finally, it appears that mother nature is dying, but where is Mars’ father? As the son of the grim reaper, Mars had been Terra’s enemy since before they were born—that was, until they found out that their powers were drawn to each other. Now, on the run from death himself, while trying to fix a world that is collapsing from the inside out, he will learn why opposites attract.


Cover Designed by Kayla Schmidt


Kayla Schmidt is a Graphic Designer and Photographer from Minnesota, where she gathers her inspiration. Kayla enjoys many forms of art and design but loves when her work takes her out into nature. She has looked forward to designing a cover for 30 Covers 30 Days for the last 2 years. Currently she is working on getting her firm Cozy Cabin Design and Photography off the ground with the help of her wonderful, beautiful wife. Kayla specializes in layout design and wedding/event packets along with family, animal/farm and nature photography.