In my design approach to book covers, I attempt to communicate the layered, overarching themes of the texts through the use of succinct visual metaphors. In Dr. Silbergleid’s memoir, "Texas Girl," published by Demeter Press, she tells the story of her decision to become a single mother, “not as a backup or Plan B, but as a first choice” while living in North Texas. For the cover of this book, I’ve used the baby onesie as an indexical reference to the child, the maternal relationship, and the anxious preparation for the baby’s arrival. A dream-like quality of memory, nostalgia, and wistfulness is connoted through the simplified, child-like style of the illustration. The script treatment of the author credit suggests the personal, autobiographical perspective of the memoir.