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.

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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.

TESTIMONIAL < @hartstm on twitter > Aidana & I completed our 5th #BookCover, & I have to say, she created a masterpiece. She put her heart & soul into the stunning depiction of a turning point in the story. Hats off to you, my friend, my collaborator! #AmWriting #MustRead #CoverArt #Design

TESTIMONIAL < @beverlymcclure on twitter> Your artwork is fantastic. You have such a variety & seem to know just what works for each book. #AmWriting

TESTIMONIAL < @Ingrid1Kern on twitter > WOW! I'm so very happy w/ the cover you did. You ARE a genius... I can't wait to redo my other book. #AmWriting

TESTIMONIAL < @SnowOwl0101 on twitter > This cover really helps me continue to write & share my work with other talented minds. Thank you. #AmWriting

TESTIMONIAL < @AuthorJTBuckley on twitter > Your art is always great and you can see deep into what the author means. Great rates and original artwork. I use @WillowRaven for all my covers. #AmWriting #BookCoverArtist #CoverArtist #Design

TESTIMONIAL < @CRosserAuthor​ > Super impressed with her work. The cover is exactly what I wanted. Can't recommend @WillowRaven enough if you want an #illustrator and #designer for your #book #cover #AmWriting #BookCoverArtist #CoverArtist #Design

TESTIMONIAL < @Sara_Flower​ > Working w/ @WillowRaven for my Western novel was a dream come true! She designed an artsy, eye-catching #BookCover that really captured the mood of my story. She's very professional & knows her stuff. 11/10 wld recommend. #AmWriting #CoverArt #Design
Languages
English
Fiction
Action & Adventure
African American fiction
Christian Fiction
Cultural & Ethnic
Fantasy
Historical Fiction
LGBTQ (Fiction)
Literary Fiction
Mystery & Crime
Poetry
Romance
Science Fiction
Short Story
Themes & Motifs
Thriller & Suspense
Women's Fiction
Young Adult
Humanities & Social Sciences
Art
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
Inspirational
New Age
Religion & Spirituality
Christian (Non-Fiction)
Thriller & Suspense
Horror
Children's
Picture Books

Work experience

Owner/Freelancer

Self-employed
October, 2007 – Present (about 12 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.

Art Director

4RV Publishing LLC - awarded 'Best of Edmond' in the Traditional Book Publishers category every year since 2012!
February, 2008 – Present (over 11 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

Artist

Self-employed
October, 2007 – Present (about 12 years)

Portfolio (13 selected works)

Gehenna Rises

Julian Boote

"I saw the Devil... with all his eyes."This is the frightening warning given to a rescue team by the sole survivor of a devastated fortified commune, four months on from O-Day; the start of the zombie global pandemic.For the survivors at Beeston Safe Haven, Cheshire, the nearby commune's loss is only the prelude to an onslaught of undead; a nightmare made flesh.

"I saw the Devil... with all his eyes."This is the frightening warning given to a rescue team by the sole survivor of a devastated fortified commune, four months on from O-Day; the start of the zombie global pandemic.For the survivors at Beeston Safe Haven, Cheshire, the nearby commune's loss is only the prelude to an onslaught of undead; a nightmare made flesh.

Burnt Offering

Vivian Zabel

A mondern tale set in ancient times, Burnt Offering contains suspense, romance, and a problem found still today, the sacrifice of children through neglect, abuse, and murder. Judah, 8th Century BCE ... King Ahaz sat and watched his own infant placed in the hands of a red-hot bronze idol. He heard the child’s screams over the beating of 100 drums. He watched the child turn red, then black as it... read more

A mondern tale set in ancient times, Burnt Offering contains suspense, romance, and a problem found still today, the sacrifice of children through neglect, abuse, and murder. Judah, 8th Century BCE ... King Ahaz sat and watched his own infant placed in the hands of a red-hot bronze idol. He heard the child’s screams over the beating of 100 drums. He watched the child turn red, then black as it... read more

Breaking Worlds (Lisen of Solsta Book 5)

D. Hart St. Martin

Left with the blood of a tragedy on their hands, Lisen and Korin can no longer face one another. Korin heads east towards the desert, while Lisen remains in Avaret with two children in need of comfort Lisen cannot provide. Never has she felt so alone. As war threatens on the horizon, two deserted people must somehow find their way back to life, to each other. Will Lisen and Korin reunite in ti... read more

Left with the blood of a tragedy on their hands, Lisen and Korin can no longer face one another. Korin heads east towards the desert, while Lisen remains in Avaret with two children in need of comfort Lisen cannot provide. Never has she felt so alone. As war threatens on the horizon, two deserted people must somehow find their way back to life, to each other. Will Lisen and Korin reunite in ti... read more

Blood and Steel: A Love Story

J T Buckley

A secret war. A forbidden love. A monster not to be denied.Dr. Rick Smythe leads a double life. During the day he is a county psychologist. By night he is the human leader of an ancient sect of rogue hunting vampires, The Shadow. He is searching for the bloodiest rogue in centuries and has followed his trail to Los Angeles.Saria de La Rosa, a social worker in Rick’s office, has a dark secret. ... read more

A secret war. A forbidden love. A monster not to be denied.Dr. Rick Smythe leads a double life. During the day he is a county psychologist. By night he is the human leader of an ancient sect of rogue hunting vampires, The Shadow. He is searching for the bloodiest rogue in centuries and has followed his trail to Los Angeles.Saria de La Rosa, a social worker in Rick’s office, has a dark secret. ... read more

By Right of Arms: A Military Space Opera (Terra Rising Book 1)

J. T. Buckley

A mysterious message. An untested ship. The fate of humanity hangs in the balance. Earth has colonized our solar system and mastered war. A radio signal from beyond the stars sends Aaron Richardson, Earth's most decorated captain, and his handpicked crew on a journey of discovery to worlds unimagined and evidence of Earth's long forgotten past. Joining with a loosely bound alliance of worlds, ... read more

A mysterious message. An untested ship. The fate of humanity hangs in the balance. Earth has colonized our solar system and mastered war. A radio signal from beyond the stars sends Aaron Richardson, Earth's most decorated captain, and his handpicked crew on a journey of discovery to worlds unimagined and evidence of Earth's long forgotten past. Joining with a loosely bound alliance of worlds, ... read more

The Broken And The Foolish

Sara Kjeldsen

Some outlaws kill for the rush.Mary just wants to survive.Nineteen-year-old Mary has had enough of the saloon girl life. She kills an abusive client before stealing his horse and his coins. Fearing that her boss, Max, will pursue her, she leaves her hometown behind to travel the open road alone.She nearly loses her life several times as she encounters bullies, seasoned outlaws, and scoundrels.... read more

Some outlaws kill for the rush.Mary just wants to survive.Nineteen-year-old Mary has had enough of the saloon girl life. She kills an abusive client before stealing his horse and his coins. Fearing that her boss, Max, will pursue her, she leaves her hometown behind to travel the open road alone.She nearly loses her life several times as she encounters bullies, seasoned outlaws, and scoundrels.... read more

Princess Breeze

Beverly Stowe McClure

For months, Breeze Brannigan has heard nothing from Cam, the prince she met at school and who disappeared one night without telling her goodbye.The night she graduates from middle school, however, he contacts her and invites her to visit Isla del Fuego, his home. Who could refuse such an invitation?Breeze along with her whole family and best friends, Amy and Allison, sail to the island where s... read more

For months, Breeze Brannigan has heard nothing from Cam, the prince she met at school and who disappeared one night without telling her goodbye.The night she graduates from middle school, however, he contacts her and invites her to visit Isla del Fuego, his home. Who could refuse such an invitation?Breeze along with her whole family and best friends, Amy and Allison, sail to the island where s... read more

Triumph: Taming the Monster Within

Ingrid Kern

Many people live with fearful monsters – emotional, physical, psychological. In Triumph, the author describes her roller-coaster journey to overcome her Monster and achieve a lifelong dream. She takes the reader through four years of athletic training, her search for answers and her desire to leave the Monster of her past behind.

Many people live with fearful monsters – emotional, physical, psychological. In Triumph, the author describes her roller-coaster journey to overcome her Monster and achieve a lifelong dream. She takes the reader through four years of athletic training, her search for answers and her desire to leave the Monster of her past behind.

The Dragon Shifters at Southgate: Book Two of the Seers Series

Sherry Leclerc

She's a seer with trust issues. But her terrifying visions will force her to put faith in a fearless creature. Talwyn Sevi would rather be lonely than endure another tragic loss. With disturbing visions of a dark legion closing in, the Seer fears any friendship is doomed to end in heartbreak. But unless she can persuade a reclusive tribe of dragon shifters to help her safeguard the magical pow... read more

She's a seer with trust issues. But her terrifying visions will force her to put faith in a fearless creature. Talwyn Sevi would rather be lonely than endure another tragic loss. With disturbing visions of a dark legion closing in, the Seer fears any friendship is doomed to end in heartbreak. But unless she can persuade a reclusive tribe of dragon shifters to help her safeguard the magical pow... read more

Pahutchae's Pouch

vehoae

Pahutchae’s Pouch is a compelling fictional history of people and events from 1783 to 2017. The story relates the interaction and intertwining of descendants from Pahutchae, an Ioway Indian, and Johann Sordenauer from Hamburg, Germany.Oil. Murder, love, a concealed treaty with American Indians, and international and national political intrigue make Pahutchae’s Pouch the quintessential page-turner.

Pahutchae’s Pouch is a compelling fictional history of people and events from 1783 to 2017. The story relates the interaction and intertwining of descendants from Pahutchae, an Ioway Indian, and Johann Sordenauer from Hamburg, Germany.Oil. Murder, love, a concealed treaty with American Indians, and international and national political intrigue make Pahutchae’s Pouch the quintessential page-turner.

Honourable Lies

Fran Connor

LOVE STRUGGLES AGAINST JEALOUSY, GREED, MISUNDERSTANDING AND REVENGE IN THIS GRIPPING VICTORIAN HISTORICAL ROMANCEWhen serendipity elevates a poor orphan to High Society she finds love but also more evil than she encountered in the gutter. This sweeping tale unfolds in a time when the external mores of society drew a blanket over the depraved underbelly.Queen Victoria is saved from assassinati... read more

LOVE STRUGGLES AGAINST JEALOUSY, GREED, MISUNDERSTANDING AND REVENGE IN THIS GRIPPING VICTORIAN HISTORICAL ROMANCEWhen serendipity elevates a poor orphan to High Society she finds love but also more evil than she encountered in the gutter. This sweeping tale unfolds in a time when the external mores of society drew a blanket over the depraved underbelly.Queen Victoria is saved from assassinati... read more

Lisen of Solsta (6 Book Series)

D. Hart St. Martin

From Book 1: 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 ... read more

From Book 1: 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 ... read more

The Great Wyrm Saga

Victoria Lynn Osborne, Victoria Osborne

From Book 1: In the east an ancient evil awaken. Two immortal dragons, Char and Cindar, stir from their centuries’ long torpor to seek vengeance on those who imprisoned them. Levet, the daughter of prophecy, struggles with her own role to play as the dragons rise. She must journey through the lands of men and sylns to learn the way of the islands and their customs. Jarvis, a human lord, rises ... read more

From Book 1: In the east an ancient evil awaken. Two immortal dragons, Char and Cindar, stir from their centuries’ long torpor to seek vengeance on those who imprisoned them. Levet, the daughter of prophecy, struggles with her own role to play as the dragons rise. She must journey through the lands of men and sylns to learn the way of the islands and their customs. Jarvis, a human lord, rises ... read more

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