Dangerous Deception was the second cover I created for the Unbridled Series by Cindy McDonald. Ideas come very quick when it comes to learning about a book’s plot from the authors themselves or by simply looking at the synopsis on the back of any book given to me at work. Ideas flowed quickly which made short time on a decision on the concept that would work for this book. Big, bold and dramatic draws the reader to buy and fall in love with the author’s fantastic work. To see the full cover, click the image.
Time To Go Home was such an honor to do for Mr. Thomas L. Trumble. The cover took quite some time to execute the proper look and perspective desired. The tent in the background alone was the vast majority of where my attention to details in editing the image took place. The golden emblem was provided by the author and some time was spent editing and clarifying the image. A book that must be read by all and to always honor our military personnel who put their lives on the line everyday to protect the freedoms Americans share. To see the full cover, click the image.
Dead On Ice was the first book in the new Lovers In Crime series by Lauren Carr. It was exciting to grow with the author into a new mystery series and design the cover which turned out a bit deeper/darker than previous works. Manipulating a series of images along with adding accents to emphasize a dramatic feel, this cover seemed to hit the mark well at the time to bring in a new audience to an exciting new series. To see the full cover, click the image.
Hot Coco by Cindy McDonald was a new client that came from Acorn Book Services. I was starting to be asked to design more work for Acorn and had been working with other clients as well but their covers/projects didn’t quite come to fruition for a plethora of reasons beyond my control but I cherished the opportunities given to expand into more freelance design. Bottom, line, I got busier!
Hot Coco was a delight to create using a series of images to blend a compelling, eye-catching cover that brought the reader into a newer exciting series. To see the full cover, click the image.
Shades Of Murder seemed to flowed out pretty quick as the different concepts were put together and analyzed by the author for approval. A few minor changes here and there completed the concept nicely. At that time, I started to hear from the author more about the compliments on the covers she had now available in her new series of books. Facebook postings, direct compliments from strangers and new interests in my work seemed to be at its infancy. It was nice to have a little buzz going with such a successful series of mystery books. To see the full cover image, click the image.
Old Loves Die Hard was my first adventure into some true freelance work using my design talents to a much more noble level of creativity. To be able to design an entire book cover was a great experience. This book cover was the first with my new relationship with Acorn Book Services. To see the entire cover, click the image.
This was the beginning of an unknown future at that time on my working relationship with author Lauren Carr. This cover was designed for the audiobook format I created at work. Mrs. Carr was so kind with her words on how the cover for “It’s Murder, My Son” turned out that it sparked many wonderful projects that she has given me over the years and I am eternally grateful for the opportunities given working with Acorn Books Services. I did not design a full cover for this book besides the audiobook version at Books In Motion. For a larger view, click the image.
Hello to you all! Due to some freak unforseen moment, the previous blog was all screwed up so I am hoping this updated version will last a while.
I will be adding updated work, especially in the new CLIENTS section to this blog and to the website. Tune back in soon to see how the site develops.