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Aidana WillowRaven

Aidana WillowRaven - Designer

Memphis, TN

Aidana WillowRaven, tradigital artist & mother of three, trained in Fine Art, Design, & Animation 500+ books/ebooks experience, in Memphis.

Overview

Aidana WillowRaven, tradigital artist and mother of three, trained in Fine Art, Studio Design, and Animation at Norfolk State and Old Dominion universities. WillowRaven works with traditional publishers, as well as, independent authors. In addition to her freelance business, she is also the Art Director at 4RV Publishing. Working in most genres, from picture books to novels, she has illustrated and/or designed over 500 books and ebooks through her company, WillowRaven Illustration & Design Plus, in Memphis, Tennessee.

Services
Fiction
Adventure African American fiction Anthologies Children's Picture Books Christian Classics Comics & Graphic Novels Crime & Mystery Cultural & Ethnic Themes Fantasy Historical Fiction Holiday Horror Humor & Comedy Inspirational LGBTQ Literature Mashups Poetry Romance Science Fiction Short Story Themes & Motifs Thriller Women's Fiction Young Adult & Teen
Non-Fiction
Arts & Architecture & Photography Biographies & Memoirs Business & Management Christian (Non-Fiction) Economics New Age Publishing

Work experience

Art Director

4RV Publishing

February, 2008 – Present (almost 9 years)

4RV Publishing - Edmond, OK
Illustrator/Designer, Art Director, VP of Operations
Promoted to Art Director March 2009
Promoted to VP of Operations September 2010

Owner/Freelancer

WillowRaven Illustration & Design Plus

October, 2007 – Present (about 9 years)

WillowRaven Illustration & Design Plus - Memphis, TN
Freelance illustrator and designer of over 500 books in a variety of genres,
mediums, and styles, working with authors and publishers all over the world.

Portfolio (25 selected works)

The Scepter of the Nile (Volume 1)

Ross G Homer

What does the first queen of Egypt have in common with a historian from Tangier, and archaeologist from Tel Aviv and a private investigator from Houston, Texas? And Cleopatra? What has she to do with this? What they have in common is a box. A simple metal box that was meant to stay hidden forever. Unfortunately, two young boys find the box and thus unleash a terrible series of events. Because ... read more

What does the first queen of Egypt have in common with a historian from Tangier, and archaeologist from Tel Aviv and a private investigator from Houston, Texas? And Cleopatra? What has she to do with this? What they have in common is a box. A simple metal box that was meant to stay hidden forever. Unfortunately, two young boys find the box and thus unleash a terrible series of events. Because ... read more

The Scepter of the Nile Book 2: The Ankh

Ross Homer

A silver box sits on the table in front of Tomyris Currington. Opening it, she finds it empty which is not possible. When it was sealed, two thousand years ago, an Ankh was inside. It is a beautiful, priceless, jewel encrusted golden Egyptian Ankh. She is the only person who could open the box alone. Anyone else would need her and two others. Since the box sits there, silent and empty, it is o... read more

A silver box sits on the table in front of Tomyris Currington. Opening it, she finds it empty which is not possible. When it was sealed, two thousand years ago, an Ankh was inside. It is a beautiful, priceless, jewel encrusted golden Egyptian Ankh. She is the only person who could open the box alone. Anyone else would need her and two others. Since the box sits there, silent and empty, it is o... read more

The Scepter of the Nile Book 3: The Tomb

Ross Homer

Two women stand looking at a newly finished burial palace. One of the women is Cleopatra VII. It is to be her tomb for when she needs it many years in the future. It won’t be all that long. The woman next to her is her good friend Tomyris of Massagetae. She helped designed the burial palace. Together they created a tomb of magnificence, simplicity and…mystery. There is more here than meets the... read more

Two women stand looking at a newly finished burial palace. One of the women is Cleopatra VII. It is to be her tomb for when she needs it many years in the future. It won’t be all that long. The woman next to her is her good friend Tomyris of Massagetae. She helped designed the burial palace. Together they created a tomb of magnificence, simplicity and…mystery. There is more here than meets the... read more

Arise to Fall (The Varsian Kingdom Series ) (Volume 1)

Mr Jason P. Hein

Eighteen year old Leila, who lives as a serf on King Goldwin's manor, finds her world turned upside down when she begins having visions of angels. The angel Shasia, known to mortals as the Queen of the Light Fairies, appears to the young woman with a simple message. "You are the Specter." Could this be? Against the advice of the village council and the will of the King himself, Leila sets out ... read more

Eighteen year old Leila, who lives as a serf on King Goldwin's manor, finds her world turned upside down when she begins having visions of angels. The angel Shasia, known to mortals as the Queen of the Light Fairies, appears to the young woman with a simple message. "You are the Specter." Could this be? Against the advice of the village council and the will of the King himself, Leila sets out ... read more

Pure Magic (Black Dog) (Volume 3)

Ms Rachel Neumeier

Following the defeat of their deadly enemy Malvern Vonhausel, Alejandro and Natividad – and their human brother, Miguel – have begun to feel that, against all odds, they may have succeeded in making a new home for themselves among the black dogs of Dimilioc. But keeping that home safe involves challenges they never anticipated. It’s bad enough that stray black dogs, taking advantage of Dimilio... read more

Following the defeat of their deadly enemy Malvern Vonhausel, Alejandro and Natividad – and their human brother, Miguel – have begun to feel that, against all odds, they may have succeeded in making a new home for themselves among the black dogs of Dimilioc. But keeping that home safe involves challenges they never anticipated. It’s bad enough that stray black dogs, taking advantage of Dimilio... read more

Behind Those Eyes: Life on the streets of London: A Novella (An Amanda Green Novella Book 1) (Volume 1)

Amanda Green

Two homeless men, a successful brother and sister, a woman falling in love, a man with family problems, a policeman and a whole lot of twists in this 'sliding doors' style novella. It’s a story about people and adversity, love, friendship and stigma. Will you work out what they have in common?

Two homeless men, a successful brother and sister, a woman falling in love, a man with family problems, a policeman and a whole lot of twists in this 'sliding doors' style novella. It’s a story about people and adversity, love, friendship and stigma. Will you work out what they have in common?

The Robot's Daughter (The Shaman Gene Book 2)

W. Blake Heitzman

From distant regions of the galaxy to the offices of the world’s most advanced corporation a war rages between good and evil. Caught in the middle, a young woman fights to save those she loves while struggling to understand the source of her terror. In 1954, Quantum, a Nirvanian cruiser, arrives near Earth to patrol their newly claimed territory. They spot a barbarian ship hovering in the shad... read more

From distant regions of the galaxy to the offices of the world’s most advanced corporation a war rages between good and evil. Caught in the middle, a young woman fights to save those she loves while struggling to understand the source of her terror. In 1954, Quantum, a Nirvanian cruiser, arrives near Earth to patrol their newly claimed territory. They spot a barbarian ship hovering in the shad... read more

Myth Rider

Cynthia Kennedy Henzel

In 1910 a young girl races an ancient myth to return the Centaurs to their homeland in Georgia. As a shadow falls over the land and danger lurks ever closer, Tamara flees to a place that seems as strange to her as Dorothy dropped into Oz. With a new horse, new friends, and a daunting new challenge, she adapts to this land of opportunity. Now she must choose: race for the American dream or heed... read more

In 1910 a young girl races an ancient myth to return the Centaurs to their homeland in Georgia. As a shadow falls over the land and danger lurks ever closer, Tamara flees to a place that seems as strange to her as Dorothy dropped into Oz. With a new horse, new friends, and a daunting new challenge, she adapts to this land of opportunity. Now she must choose: race for the American dream or heed... read more

Black Dog Short Stories

Rachel Neumeier

Natividad is delighted when the Master of Dimilioc gives her permission to go Christmas shopping in a real town, since she definitely needs to find gifts for her brothers. But did Grayson have to assign Keziah to go with her? Étienne Lumondiere has annoyed Miguel once too often, throwing his weight around and belittling ordinary humans. But Miguel’s going to fix that. He just needs to work out... read more

Natividad is delighted when the Master of Dimilioc gives her permission to go Christmas shopping in a real town, since she definitely needs to find gifts for her brothers. But did Grayson have to assign Keziah to go with her? Étienne Lumondiere has annoyed Miguel once too often, throwing his weight around and belittling ordinary humans. But Miguel’s going to fix that. He just needs to work out... read more

The Mage Chronicles (The Gilded Empire Book 1)

R. J. Eliason

The Gilded Empire: A magical empire so ancient it's name has been forgotten to the mist of time. Its citizens believe they are in their golden age, but already the rot is showing underneath the gold veneer. The Mage Chronicles: A mage level healer, Mary is unprepared when the Council of Mages wants her to intervene in a border dispute in a distant part of the empire. What does she know of nobi... read more

The Gilded Empire: A magical empire so ancient it's name has been forgotten to the mist of time. Its citizens believe they are in their golden age, but already the rot is showing underneath the gold veneer. The Mage Chronicles: A mage level healer, Mary is unprepared when the Council of Mages wants her to intervene in a border dispute in a distant part of the empire. What does she know of nobi... read more

Blood and Steel: A Love Story

J T Buckley

The plague of murders across every major city in the world has drawn Vampire Hunter Rick Smythe back to LA in search of his parents' murderer. The orphaned Rick grew up in the streets learning skills that he would need to track and destroy his nemesis. In LA he meets Saria, a social worker with a dark, dangerous secret. When Rick is mortally wounded, Saria's secret is revealed. To survive they... read more

The plague of murders across every major city in the world has drawn Vampire Hunter Rick Smythe back to LA in search of his parents' murderer. The orphaned Rick grew up in the streets learning skills that he would need to track and destroy his nemesis. In LA he meets Saria, a social worker with a dark, dangerous secret. When Rick is mortally wounded, Saria's secret is revealed. To survive they... read more

LGBTQ: Outing My Christianity

Ann Townsend

Proceeds to Non-profits Learn More: http://lgbtqoutingmychristianity.com Inspired by Vicky Beeching's coming out, her work with the United Nations, and her fight for LGBT rights in the Church and the world, Outing My Christianity is a story for the curious reader and the ashamed Christian about a lesbian's life, salvation, love, pain, loss, and survival. It is a story about a walk taken as a q... read more

Proceeds to Non-profits Learn More: http://lgbtqoutingmychristianity.com Inspired by Vicky Beeching's coming out, her work with the United Nations, and her fight for LGBT rights in the Church and the world, Outing My Christianity is a story for the curious reader and the ashamed Christian about a lesbian's life, salvation, love, pain, loss, and survival. It is a story about a walk taken as a q... read more

A Witch's Tale

Lucretia T. Knight

Amy’s life is a numb existence of work and home, until strange dreams of the moon and waves sweep her into a dark place within herself. Her mundane world begins to spin into exciting, erotic adventures. But, who is really in control? Disjointed memories of the day rattle Amy’s mind and she begins to question her sanity. She discovers an old familial connection to witchcraft and a journey into ... read more

Amy’s life is a numb existence of work and home, until strange dreams of the moon and waves sweep her into a dark place within herself. Her mundane world begins to spin into exciting, erotic adventures. But, who is really in control? Disjointed memories of the day rattle Amy’s mind and she begins to question her sanity. She discovers an old familial connection to witchcraft and a journey into ... read more

Fractured (Lisen of Solsta Book 1)

D. Hart St. Martin

Seventeen-year-old Lisen Holt only begins to realize that her life is fractured after a sorcerer abducts her from a California beach and brings her home to Garla. She awakens at Solsta Haven, a refuge for the spiritual members of Garlan society known as hermits. The sorcerer, Hermit Eloise, has returned Lisen?s body to its true form?a human-like marsupial with no visible breasts and a fuzzy po... read more

Seventeen-year-old Lisen Holt only begins to realize that her life is fractured after a sorcerer abducts her from a California beach and brings her home to Garla. She awakens at Solsta Haven, a refuge for the spiritual members of Garlan society known as hermits. The sorcerer, Hermit Eloise, has returned Lisen?s body to its true form?a human-like marsupial with no visible breasts and a fuzzy po... read more

Tainted (Lisen of Solsta Book 2)

D. Hart St. Martin

In Fractured, Lisen Holt, Valley girl, beach lover, learned she doesn't belong on Earth. Re-adapting to Garla, the place of her birth, proved difficult, but the greater challenge was learning that she is the Heir-Empir and must confront her brother for the throne. Witnessing her only friend's murder, defending her own life with forbidden power, and succumbing to possession by her friend's soul... read more

In Fractured, Lisen Holt, Valley girl, beach lover, learned she doesn't belong on Earth. Re-adapting to Garla, the place of her birth, proved difficult, but the greater challenge was learning that she is the Heir-Empir and must confront her brother for the throne. Witnessing her only friend's murder, defending her own life with forbidden power, and succumbing to possession by her friend's soul... read more

Blooded (Lisen of Solsta Book 3)

D. Hart St. Martin

From the award-winning author of Fractured and Tainted comes Blooded, the finale to the Lisen of Solsta trilogy. After committing an act that terrifies her in its calculated coldness, and losing Korin, her valued companion, as a result, Lisen shuts down emotionally, allowing her to perform her duties as the Empir of Garla. But the arrival of a child, an abduction culminating in captivity and a... read more

From the award-winning author of Fractured and Tainted comes Blooded, the finale to the Lisen of Solsta trilogy. After committing an act that terrifies her in its calculated coldness, and losing Korin, her valued companion, as a result, Lisen shuts down emotionally, allowing her to perform her duties as the Empir of Garla. But the arrival of a child, an abduction culminating in captivity and a... read more

Rumspringa (Dark Indiscretions Series Book 3.5)

Shakuita Johnson

What would you do for love? Would you sit by and let it pass you by, or would you grab onto it no matter the cost? Would you break the rules and leave everyone else behind so guarantee your own happiness? Sy Cole wants what all sixteen-year-old girls in her coven want. To master one of the four elements, move out of her parents' home, and into her new one with her chosen husband. It seemed all... read more

What would you do for love? Would you sit by and let it pass you by, or would you grab onto it no matter the cost? Would you break the rules and leave everyone else behind so guarantee your own happiness? Sy Cole wants what all sixteen-year-old girls in her coven want. To master one of the four elements, move out of her parents' home, and into her new one with her chosen husband. It seemed all... read more

Behind the Forgotten Front: A WWII Novel

Barbara Hawkins

It's 1942 and Harry Flynn leaves behind the love of his life to journey into a world of tigers, elephants and Himalayan Mountains. Here he must take risks if he is to survive. He enlists to fight in the war expecting to find the thrill of danger and honor of military service. Instead of a fighting position, Harry is sent to the Forgotten Front in the Indian subcontinent as an ordinary supply o... read more

It's 1942 and Harry Flynn leaves behind the love of his life to journey into a world of tigers, elephants and Himalayan Mountains. Here he must take risks if he is to survive. He enlists to fight in the war expecting to find the thrill of danger and honor of military service. Instead of a fighting position, Harry is sent to the Forgotten Front in the Indian subcontinent as an ordinary supply o... read more

Diary of a Hunter

Amber Thessaily

Monsters do exist.Ever get the feeling that you are being watched from the shadows?That's because you are...............Ghosties, Ghoulies and eight legged beasties stalk the Midnight realm with only the Hunters to keep them at bay.Working in secret the Hunters protect you from creatures once thought to only exist in the world of make-believe.My name is Amber Thessaily and I am a Hunter.You ar... read more

Monsters do exist.Ever get the feeling that you are being watched from the shadows?That's because you are...............Ghosties, Ghoulies and eight legged beasties stalk the Midnight realm with only the Hunters to keep them at bay.Working in secret the Hunters protect you from creatures once thought to only exist in the world of make-believe.My name is Amber Thessaily and I am a Hunter.You ar... read more

Elona (Patterner's Path) (Volume 1)

Steve Turnbull

She was the innocent victim of a prophecy. They used her as an unwitting pawn in a twisted plot. Elona was at the mercy of all around her while they vied to bring about the end they were willing to do anything to achieve. That is, until she found herself surrounded by a darkness she couldn't ignore and a future she couldn't change.

She was the innocent victim of a prophecy. They used her as an unwitting pawn in a twisted plot. Elona was at the mercy of all around her while they vied to bring about the end they were willing to do anything to achieve. That is, until she found herself surrounded by a darkness she couldn't ignore and a future she couldn't change.

A Wandering Warrior

Jr. Harry E. Gilleland

In twelfth-century England, a commoner and itinerant soldier, Thomas Beaumont, travels to avenge the cruel slaughter of his older brother while a captive after a battle lost. Along the way, he encounters a band of Travelers and falls in love with the dark beauty, Emalda, the leader's daughter. In his future wanderings, he finds many adventures involving battles, the rescue of two young ladies ... read more

In twelfth-century England, a commoner and itinerant soldier, Thomas Beaumont, travels to avenge the cruel slaughter of his older brother while a captive after a battle lost. Along the way, he encounters a band of Travelers and falls in love with the dark beauty, Emalda, the leader's daughter. In his future wanderings, he finds many adventures involving battles, the rescue of two young ladies ... read more

In Ark: A Promise of Survival (Mya and Ark) (Volume 1)

Ms Lisa Devaney

In the year 2044, Mya Brand lives in New York City and pursues her passion—trying to digitally save the life story of every human on the planet before climate change makes Earth un-liveable. Recovering from a failed marriage, she stays laser-focused on her mission. With support from her actress best friend and bartender buddy, she is rebuilding her life and trying to heal her hard shell. Fraug... read more

In the year 2044, Mya Brand lives in New York City and pursues her passion—trying to digitally save the life story of every human on the planet before climate change makes Earth un-liveable. Recovering from a failed marriage, she stays laser-focused on her mission. With support from her actress best friend and bartender buddy, she is rebuilding her life and trying to heal her hard shell. Fraug... read more

Journey of the Cheyenne Warrior

Kathleen Gibbs

Brave Eagle grows to manhood amid the constant changes and turmoil on the Plains. Now, in a world full of choices, Brave Eagle must make many decisions, some for his survival. This period is a time of exploration, discovery, and settlement in the West; intervention and treaties with the U. S. Government; leadership issues between the peace chief Black Kettle and the war leader Roman Nose, the ... read more

Brave Eagle grows to manhood amid the constant changes and turmoil on the Plains. Now, in a world full of choices, Brave Eagle must make many decisions, some for his survival. This period is a time of exploration, discovery, and settlement in the West; intervention and treaties with the U. S. Government; leadership issues between the peace chief Black Kettle and the war leader Roman Nose, the ... read more

Land Of Mountains

Jinx Schwartz

A ten-year-old's new home on an exotic Caribbean island proves so fascinating she quickly forgets she didn't want to leave Texas. After all, where better than a jungle world teeming with voodoo, mystery, and a really pesky zombie, to indulge her favorite pastime: snooping. In this humorous mystery, award-winning author Jinx Schwartz transports the reader to another time and place where rivers,... read more

A ten-year-old's new home on an exotic Caribbean island proves so fascinating she quickly forgets she didn't want to leave Texas. After all, where better than a jungle world teeming with voodoo, mystery, and a really pesky zombie, to indulge her favorite pastime: snooping. In this humorous mystery, award-winning author Jinx Schwartz transports the reader to another time and place where rivers,... read more

Makoti Enters The Kraal (African Bride Tales) (Volume 1)

Phangisile Mtshali

Ndiwe is Makoti - a new bride of the Mantshinga family. Madly in love and excited for her new life, she soon realises that not all is as it seems, in particular the strange, menacing family cat, Madevana. Just what role does the feline play in the family? And why is she treated with such respect and awe? Ndiwe is in terrible danger, from many different quarters. With the aid of a mysterious he... read more

Ndiwe is Makoti - a new bride of the Mantshinga family. Madly in love and excited for her new life, she soon realises that not all is as it seems, in particular the strange, menacing family cat, Madevana. Just what role does the feline play in the family? And why is she treated with such respect and awe? Ndiwe is in terrible danger, from many different quarters. With the aid of a mysterious he... read more

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