I can’t fully explain my love of these vintage Gothic romance book covers, that were very common even into the 1970s and sold a variety of qualities of books from pulp to classics. You can find this type of pulp cover on inexpensive paperback reissues of classics, such as JANE EYRE. They’ve burrowed into my brain and certainly influenced AFTER THE WINTER. When I was discussing my cover with the cover artist, I asked for a semi-ironic version of this type of cover. What she gave me was pretty close—what do you think? I was very specific about that snow-covered Second Empire house in the background!