Alison McMahan is the author of the award-winning Alice Guy Blaché, Lost Visionary of the Cinema (Bloomsbury, 2002) and The Films of Tim Burton: Animating Live Action in Hollywood (Bloomsbury, 2005). She writes screenplays, documentaries, (Homunculus Productions) and fiction.
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In the winter of 2012 my husband Charlie and I were able to travel to Cuba as part of a People-to-People tour. The tour enabled us to visit new businesses my Cuban entrepreneurs. But Charlie and I also had our own agenda: we wanted to learn as much as we could about Carlos Aponte, the Venezuelan revolutionary who happens to be Charlie's great-uncle and who died and is buried in Cuba.
1. What are your 6 favorite book covers?
Nearly impossible to limit it to 6 favorites. What I did was pick the last six covers that led to me buying the book before I even read the blurb on the back. Not something that happens often.
Also, I’ve been giving book covers a lot of thought lately, because I just worked with designer Mishi Bellamy to create the cover for my first novel. This forced me to consciously consider what type of covers “work” for me. Here they are by type, with a favorite for each one: