I am currently the Art Director for Tordotcom Publishing, a division of Tor Books, living my nerdy sci-fi dreams. I have overseen the development of Tordotcom Publishing's covers and marketing since the launch of the imprint five years ago. I have been a guest lecturer at the University of the Arts, Pratt Institute, Visual Arts Passage, SmArt School, and Montclair State University. As well as performing portfolio reviews at Pratt Institute Portfolio Review Night at the Society of Illustrators and Illuxcon. I was a panelist and attending professional at Dragoncon and a guest on One Fantastic Week's Critcast. In 2018 I was a Chesley Award finalist for Best Art Director. After graduating from Pratt Institute with a BFA in Illustration I have worked in the publishing industry for the past 14 years at St. Martin’s Press, Oxford University Press, and Grand Central Publishing.
I will work with you, to create the right cover for your book. Taking it from cover brief to the finished jacket. If desired I can also be hired as an art director and collaborate directly with an illustrator. I am also available to create social media advertisments for your book.
Oversee the development of Tordotcom Publishing's covers and marketing since the launch of the imprint five years ago. Create in-house cover designs for print novels, novellas, and digital short fiction. Collaborate with and art direct freelance illustrators and designers. Supervise projects produced by junior team members. Manage and track the production of cover and jacket mechanicals. Create web and print advertisements in collaboration with the marketing and advertising department.
Design books covers, packaging, advertisements, pamphlets, newsletters, and hand-lettering for various freelance clients. Provide art direction and design consultation and education. Clients include Subterranean Press, Gene Mollica Studios, Harpy Hour Podcast, Glamour Dolls Makeup among others.
Designed covers and jackets for Grand Central Publishing, Twelve Books, Forever, Forever
Yours, Life & Style and Business Plus. Outsourced and art directed freelance designers. Coordinated and oversaw photoshoots. Conducted photo research and hire researchers when needed. Managed and tracked the production of cover and jacket mechanicals.
"This is why I read science fiction."—Daryl GregoryIn Longer, Michael Blumlein explores dauntingly epic topics—love, the expanse of the human lifespan, mortality—with a beautifully sharp story that glows with grace and good humor even as it forces us to confront deep, universal fears.Gunjita and Cav are in orbit.R&D scientists for pharmaceutical giant Gleem Galactic, they are wealthy enough to... read more
“A black tide of perversity, violence, and lush writing. I loved it.” —Joe HillDebut author Jennifer Giesbrecht paints a darkly compelling fantasy of revenge in The Monster of Elendhaven, a dark fantasy about murder, a monster, and the magician who loves both.The city of Elendhaven sulks on the edge of the ocean. Wracked by plague, abandoned by the South, stripped of industry and left to die. ... read more
A government special agent known only as the Signalman gets off a train on a stunningly hot morning in Winslow, Arizona. Later that day he meets a woman in a diner to exchange information about an event that happened a week earlier for which neither has an explanation, but which haunts the Signalman.In a ranch house near the shore of the Salton Sea a cult leader gathers up the weak and suscept... read more
Mars Xi can kill you with her mind, but she'll need more than psychic powers to save her in Killing Gravity, the thrilling science fiction space adventure debut by Corey J. White.Before she escaped in a bloody coup, MEPHISTO transformed Mariam Xi into a deadly voidwitch. Their training left her with terrifying capabilities, a fierce sense of independence, a deficit of trust, and an experimenta... read more
The buildings grow.And the city expands.And the people of the land are starting to behave abnormally.Or perhaps they’ve always behaved that way, and it’s normality that’s at fault.And the king of the land confers with his best friend, who happens to be his closest advisor, who also happens to be a talking cat. But that’s all perfectly natural and not at all weird.Iona, close to retirement, fin... read more
Prepare yourself for The Ascent to Godhood, the fourth book in JY Yang's silkpunk Tensorate series, a wide-ranging, imaginative, engaging playground that the New York Times lauded as "joyously wild."The Protector is dead.For fifty years, the Protector ruled, reshaping her country in her image and driving her enemies to the corners of the map. For half a century the world turned around her as s... read more
Jeremy Shipp brings you THE ATROCITIES, a haunting gothic fantasy of a young ghost's educationWhen Isabella died, her parents were determined to ensure her education wouldn't suffer.But Isabella's parents had not informed her new governess of Isabella's... condition, and when Ms Valdez arrives at the estate, having forced herself through a surreal nightmare maze of twisted human-like statues, ... read more
A LOCUS AWARD FINALIST FOR BEST NOVELLA"Saad Z. Hossain continues to blow through the flimsy walls of genre like a whirlwind with The Gurkha and the Lord of Tuesday, sweeping science-fiction, fantasy, myth, and satire into the wildly imaginative vortex of his ever-expanding fictional universe of alternate djinn-history and futures. Hossain's wit and wry compassion create a vision of humanity's... read more
Prepare yourself for The Ascent to Godhood, the fourth book in JY Neon Yang's silkpunk Tensorate series, a wide-ranging, imaginative, engaging playground that the New York Times lauded as "joyously wild."Finalist for the 2020 Locus AwardThe Protector is dead.For fifty years, the Protector ruled, reshaping her country in her image and driving her enemies to the corners of the map. For half a ce... read more
"As if Deadpool had slipped into the body of the Witcher Geralt." —The New York TimesIn the pitch dark, witty fantasy novella Prosper's Demon, K. J. Parker deftly creates a world with vivid, unbending rules, seething with demons, broken faith, and worse men.In a botched demonic extraction, they say the demon feels it ten times worse than the man. But they don’t die, and we do. Equilibrium.The ... read more
Hugo Award finalist Daniel Polansky crafts an innovative, mind-bending fantasy mystery in The Seventh PerfectionWhen a woman with perfect memory sets out to solve a riddle, the threads she tugs on could bring a whole city crashing down. The God-King who made her is at risk, and his other servants will do anything to stop her.To become the God-King's Amanuensis, Manet had to master all seven pe... read more
When we came to America, we brought anger and socialism and hunger. We also brought our demons.In Burning Girls and Other Stories, Veronica Schanoes crosses borders and genres with stories of fierce women at the margins of society burning their way toward the center. This debut collection introduces readers to a fantasist in the vein of Karen Russell and Kelly Link, with a voice all her own.Em... read more
Martha Wells's Hugo, Nebula, Alex, and Locus Award-winning, New York Times and USA Today bestselling series, The Murderbot Diaries, comes to a thrilling conclusion in Exit Strategy.Murderbot wasn’t programmed to care. So, its decision to help the only human who ever showed it respect must be a system glitch, right?Having traveled the width of the galaxy to unearth details of its own murderous ... read more
"Dangerous, subtle, unexpected and familiar, angry and ferocious and hopeful... The Empress of Salt and Fortune is a remarkable accomplishment of storytelling."—NPRA Paste Most Anticipated Novel of 2020A Library Journal Debut of the MonthA Buzzfeed Must-Read Fantasy Novel of Spring 2020With the heart of an Atwood tale and the visuals of a classic Asian period drama, Nghi Vo's The Empress of Sa... read more
“A magical anti-capitalist adventure.” —Annalee NewitzNino Cipri's Finna is a rambunctious, touching story that blends all the horrors the multiverse has to offer with the everyday awfulness of low-wage work. It explores queer relationships and queer feelings, capitalism and accountability, labor and love, all with a bouncing sense of humor and a commitment to the strange.When an elderly custo... read more
"S. L. Huang is amazing."—Patrick RothfussBurning Roses is a gorgeous fairy tale of love and family, of demons and lost gods, for fans of Zen Cho and JY Yang.Rosa, also known as Red Riding Hood, is done with wolves and woods.Hou Yi the Archer is tired, and knows she’s past her prime.They would both rather just be retired, but that’s not what the world has ready for them.When deadly sunbirds be... read more
“Fantastic, defiant, utterly brilliant.” —Ken LiuZen Cho returns with The Order of the Pure Moon Reflected in Water, a found family wuxia fantasy that combines the vibrancy of old school martial arts movies with characters drawn from the margins of history.A bandit walks into a coffeehouse, and it all goes downhill from there. Guet Imm, a young votary of the Order of the Pure Moon, joins up wi... read more
City Under the Stars completes a journey undertaken by Gardner Dozois and Michael Swanwick 25 years ago, when they published the novella The City of God. Over two decades later, the two realized there was more to the story, and began the work of expanding it. Now, after Gardner Dozois' tragic passing, the story can be told in full.God was in his Heaven—which was fifteen miles away, due east.Fa... read more
A 2019 Nommo Award FinalistA Book Bub Best SFF Books of the Summer Pick"A phantasmagorical picaresque through a lushly realised underworld, populated by a grotesque bestiary of fantastical creatures. . . . This twisty example of the new weird genre examines love, loss and loyalty, packing skilful world-building and a powerful emotional punch into a little over 200 pages."—The GuardianShe lived... read more
From Jeremy C. Shipp, the Bram Stoker Award-nominated author of The Atrocities, comes a tense dark fantasy novel of psychological horror in Bedfellow. It broke into their home and set up residence in their minds.When the . . . thing first insinuated itself into the Lund family household, they were bemused. Vaguely human-shaped, its constantly-changing cravings seemed disturbing, at first, but ... read more
A Taste of Honey is the Hugo, Nebula, World Fantasy, Theodore Sturgeon, and Locus finalist novella that N. K. Jemisin calls "a love story as painful as it is beautiful and complex". Find out why Wired named it one of the 20 Best Books of the Decade!Long after the Towers left the world but before the dragons came to Daluça, the emperor brought his delegation of gods and diplomats to Olorum. As ... read more
"A bold outpouring of flesh and crisis at once horrifying and familiar." —The New York TimesWinner of the 2018 Nommo Award for Best NovellaEvery time she bleeds a murderer is born. Experience the horror of Tade Thompson's The Murders of Molly Southbourne. A finalist for the 2017 BSFA Award, the 2017 Shirley Jackson Award. The rule is simple: don’t bleed. For as long as Molly Southbourne can re... read more
P. Djèlí Clark returns to the historical fantasy universe of "A Dead Djinn in Cairo", with the otherworldly adventure novella The Haunting of Tram Car 015.Finalist for the 2020 Hugo AwardFinalist for the 2020 Nebula AwardFinalist for the 2020 Locus AwardCairo, 1912: The case started as a simple one for the Ministry of Alchemy, Enchantments and Supernatural Entities — handling a possessed tram ... read more
"Dangerous, subtle, unexpected and familiar, angry and ferocious and hopeful. . . . The Empress of Salt and Fortune is a remarkable accomplishment of storytelling."—NPRThe cleric Chih finds themself and their companions at the mercy of a band of fierce tigers who ache with hunger. To stay alive until the mammoths can save them, Chih must unwind the intricate, layered story of the tiger and her... read more
"Joyously wild stuff. Highly recommended." —The New York TimesA Finalist for the Hugo, Nebula, and World Fantasy Awards for Best NovellaThe Black Tides of Heaven is one of a pair of unique, standalone introductions to JY Yang's Tensorate Series, which Kate Elliott calls "effortlessly fascinating." For more of the story you can read its twin novella The Red Threads of Fortune, available simulta... read more
“Joyously wild stuff. Highly recommended.” —The New York TimesThe Red Threads of Fortune is one of a pair of unique, standalone introductions to JY Yang's Tensorate Series, which Kate Elliott calls "effortlessly fascinating." For more of the story you can read its twin novella The Black Tides of Heaven, available simultaneously.Fallen prophet, master of the elements, and daughter of the suprem... read more
A finalist for the 2019 Lammy Award for best LGBTQ SF/F/Horror and the Locus Award for Best NovellaJY Neon Yang continues to redefine the limits of silkpunk fantasy with their Tensorate novellas, which the New York Times lauded as "joyously wild." In this third volume, an investigation into atrocities committed at a classified research facility threaten to expose secrets that the Protectorate ... read more
Robert Jackson Bennett's Vigilance is a dark science fiction action parable from an America that has permanently surrendered to gun violence.The United States. 2030. John McDean executive produces "Vigilance," a reality game show designed to make sure American citizens stay alert to foreign and domestic threats. Shooters are introduced into a "game environment," and the survivors get a cash pr... read more
Ian McDonald weaves a love story across an endless expanse with his science fiction novella Time WasA love story stitched across time and war, shaped by the power of books, and ultimately destroyed by it.In the heart of World War II, Tom and Ben became lovers. Brought together by a secret project designed to hide British targets from German radar, the two founded a love that could not be revea... read more
Dark, mournful, and beautiful, Sarah Tolmie's The Fourth Island is a moving and unforgettable story of life and death on the hidden Irish island of Inis Caillte. Huddled in the sea off the coast of Ireland is a fourth Aran Island, a secret island peopled by the lost, findable only in moments of despair. Whether drowned at sea, trampled by Cromwell's soldiers, or exiled for clinging to the dead... read more
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