Melissa Lee Johnson

Book Illustration



A Castle in the Clouds Book Cover

Macmillan Publishing worked with me on a cover for the Young Adult novel, “A Castle in the Clouds” by New York Times bestselling Author Kerstin Gier. It is set to be released to the public on 1/28/20. Purchase it here!

“Way up in the Swiss mountains, there's an old Grand Hotel steeped in tradition whose heyday is definitively over. It is called "Wolkenschloss" (Castle in the Clouds). Once a year, when the famous New Year's Eve Ball takes place and guests from all over the world arrive, excitement returns to the vast hallways and the rooms are once more illuminated by chandeliers. Sophie, who works at the hotel as an intern, is busy making the stay for the guests as comfortable and luxurious as possible. It does not escape her attention, however, that some of the guests are not who they pretend to be. Very soon, Sophie finds herself right in the middle of a perilous adventure—and at risk of losing not only her job, but her heart.”


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Illustrated Typography


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