It's been a lot of fun to put together, and I've been collecting images for several months, trying to figure out what purpose I wanted the board to serve, and how I wanted it to be put together.
Having just a random, fun collection of images that reminded me of the book was an option, one I could continue adding to over time, a place to pin fun quotes or art from readers, etc. And I'll probably start and keep one of those, too, but I decided what I wanted out of this board was a visual expansion on the book's story and themes for those really engaged readers who wanted a bit more.
I'd been searching and collecting the images I wanted since the book deal happened, so I've had the project on the back burner for a while. I then built a loose narrative structure for the board, and chose which elements I wanted represented on the board. I sorted the pins so the story would establish and build, and then brought the elements together for the ending. It was tough to figure out the pins for the last few rows, since I didn't want the board to contain spoilers, but did want it to still bring together those ending elements.
Making it was a really fun creative exercise, because I'm so used to building story out of words-- and this required me to build it out of images. I did use teasers from the book, too, which was a fun way to add some content that was specifically from my book.
It was actually a really fun project, and didn't take a lot of time once I got going and had decided what I wanted. I'd love to hear what you think of it!
Do you have a Pinterest board for your novel? How do you use them? Do you enjoy seeing boards for books?
About the book:
In the wake of her best friend’s disappearance, 17-year-old Jackie throws herself into an obsessive relationship with her cousin, only to find out her best friend’s secrets might take him, too.
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Kate Brauning grew up in rural Missouri and fell in love with young adult books in college. She now works as an editor with Entangled Publishing and pursues her lifelong dream of telling stories she'd want to read. This is her first novel. Visit her online at www.katebrauning.com or on Twitter at @KateBrauning.