Cover Designer: Marianne Sciucco
Comments about cover design
Blue Hydrangeas is the story of a pair of Cape Cod innkeepers and their struggle with Alzheimer’s disease. Blue hydrangeas flourish on Cape Cod; they’re everywhere! Blue Hydrangeas is the name of my characters’ bed and breakfast. There’s a long driveway that leads to their front door with hydrangea bushes on both sides. I’ve actually gone to Cape Cod and looked for a place like this and found it, many times. My budget was nonexistent so I did the cover myself. I considered dozens of photos of blue hydrangeas but chose this one by Mami Legg from 123RF because it’s simply beautiful and I like the way the flower in the back is blurred; it sort of follows the story. People tell me the cover is stunning. At a street fair I set up a table with a framed 8 x 10 of the cover and people actually crossed the street to see it. Blue hydrangeas have that effect.