Christine Scott

Christine Scott - Designer

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Graphic/Web Designer specializing in book design and author marketing; Publisher

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Overview

Using: InDesign | Illustrator | Photoshop | Sigil | Calibre | WordPress

Custom Design Book Design | Premade Cover Designs for the Budget-conscious | Author Marketing

FICTION | NONFICTION

Hearty of laugh and quick of wit, Christine has been a professional graphic designer/website developer & brand consultant for nearly 30 years. She is an ardent book designer, intent on creating works that support the vision of the author, create a pleasing yet unobtrusive experience for the reader, and both refer to and expand upon the methods of the art of bookmaking. She author is well-versed in the creation of author platforms and marketing their works.

Christine operates under the name Clever Crow Consulting and Design /The Book Cover Girl and is also the Co-publisher, Creative Director, and Editor at Nosetouch Press. Additionally, she is the webmaster of, Ireland’s premier magazine of science fiction, horror, and fantasy.
Languages
English
Fiction
Anthologies
Fantasy
Horror
Mystery & Crime
Science Fiction
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
Business & Management
Self-help & Self-improvement
Works with
WordPress

Certifications

  • Bachelor of Fine Arts degree

Work experience

Book Design/Graphic Design/Promotion

Self-employed
January, 2001 – Present (almost 20 years)

You really can judge a book by its cover. Book Cover Girl brings graphic design experience, cover to cover—from custom front and back to interior layout and typographic design. She’s got you covered. Book Cover Girl delivers industry-standard, professional-grade book design for authors of fiction and nonfiction. Her design talent and concierge client service help bring your vision for your book into dazzling reality.

With nearly 30 years’ experience in graphic design and publishing at all levels, Book Cover Girl will partner with you on design concepts, formulating compelling interiors, and assisting you with the digital marketing of your book via responsively-designed WordPress websites.

So many readers use electronic devices to do the majority of their reading. This means knowledge of ebook design is critical to reaching wider audiences. Book Cover Girl is there for you. She also offers a variety of pre-made book covers designed to complement the tone and focus of your book, whether fiction or nonfiction.

Book Cover Girl also offers design for author and publisher promotional materials, with integrated marketing collateral that meshes with your book design, whether WordPress websites, marketing one-sheets, postcards, bookmarks, and press kits.

WITH BY-THE-BOOK INDUSTRY EXPERTISE AND CONSISTENT, ARTISTIC DESIGN TALENT, BOOK COVER GIRL HAS GOT YOU COVERED.

Publisher/Creative Director/Editor

Nosetouch Press
September, 2015 – Present (about 5 years)

ABOUT NOSETOUCH PRESS
Nosetouch Press is an independent book publisher based in Chicago, dedicated to publishing some of the most energizing fiction in American and international literature today. With a commitment to classic book design within an increasingly digital environment, Nosetouch Press brings innovative and authentic approaches to a lasting tradition of literary excellence.

THE ASTERISK
TheAsteriskWhat does the asterisk mean? To Nosetouch Press, it is an artistic understanding that sometimes the best things are found in unexpected places. We look in the margins as readily as we pay attention to them, and try to find the newest, most exciting authors currently out there. The Nose Knows is the promise of Nosetouch Press, that we’re following our noses to find the best fiction authors can produce, for readers who yearn for a satisfying reading experience. Look for the asterisk, and know that we’re looking out for you, whether you’re an up-and-coming author or a discerning reader of fiction.

Graphic Designer, Web Developer, and Brand Consultant

Self-employed
January, 1994 – Present (almost 27 years)

You never get a second chance at a first impression, and in today’s hyper-connected market, successful business requires impeccable design and strategic brand management to deliver consistent results, as customers are increasingly looking to each other for guidance in today’s highly-networked and branded world.

With so much offline and digital transparency, businesses must create brands that connect emotionally with customers. Brands are an increasingly essential part of winning business, capable of engaging customers on all levels, wherever they are, whoever they are.

Brand opportunities are there for the taking, but only if you are in the best possible position to take advantage of them.

Let me partner with you to help you get there as a branding and design consultant who can offer entrepreneurial strategies designed to assist you in defining your brand, including:

• Print book design
• Ebook production
• Creative consultation
• Marketing planning
• Full-service graphic design
• Website creation and implementation

My expertise in building brands includes design, strategy, brand activation and implementation, as well as continuous quality improvement in customer experience. Let me help you unlock the power of successful branding to help your business grow.

I offer long-term partnership with clients in branding and design, working with you as your business evolves and expands, delivering creative solutions that meet the needs of today’s needs and tomorrow’s possibilities. Email at to schedule a consultation. I look forward to working with you.

Portfolio (16 selected works)

The Fiends in the Furrows: An Anthology of Folk Horror

Steve Toase, Coy Hall, Zachary Von Houser, Lindsay King-Miller, S.T. Gibson, Eric Guignard, Romey Petite, Stephanie Ellis

The Fiends in the Furrows: An Anthology of Folk Horror is a collection of nine short stories that hew both to the earthy traditions and blaze new trails in Folk Horror. FEATURING:Coy Hall | “Sire of the Hatchet”Sam Hicks | “Back Along the Old Track”Lindsay King-Miller | “The Fruit”Steve Toase | “The Jaws of Ouroboros”Eric J. Guignard | “The First Order of Whaleyville’s Divine Basilisk Handlers... read more

The Fiends in the Furrows: An Anthology of Folk Horror is a collection of nine short stories that hew both to the earthy traditions and blaze new trails in Folk Horror. FEATURING:Coy Hall | “Sire of the Hatchet”Sam Hicks | “Back Along the Old Track”Lindsay King-Miller | “The Fruit”Steve Toase | “The Jaws of Ouroboros”Eric J. Guignard | “The First Order of Whaleyville’s Divine Basilisk Handlers... read more

Suckage

D. T. Neal

Vampires suck. Nobody knows this better than Nathan Sharp, the latest minion of Iris Augenblick, a Venetian vampiress who has been roaming the world in a centuries-old game of cat-and-mouse with her ancient Russian maker, Alexei, before finally settling on Chicago.Crossing fateful paths with Iris one night, Nate thought he'd found paradise, only to eventually see the blood reality behind the n... read more

Vampires suck. Nobody knows this better than Nathan Sharp, the latest minion of Iris Augenblick, a Venetian vampiress who has been roaming the world in a centuries-old game of cat-and-mouse with her ancient Russian maker, Alexei, before finally settling on Chicago.Crossing fateful paths with Iris one night, Nate thought he'd found paradise, only to eventually see the blood reality behind the n... read more

Wax & Wane: A Gathering of Witch Tales

Coy Hall

Whether wicked or whimsical, few folkloric figures are as iconic as the witch. Wax & Wane: A Gathering of Witch Tales serves up 30 spellbinding stories of witches that are enchanting and terrifying, amusing and enticing. Classic or eclectic, fantastical or historical, these witch tales are a literary incantation to delight any fans of witches and witchcraft. Includes stories by Stephanie Burgi... read more

Whether wicked or whimsical, few folkloric figures are as iconic as the witch. Wax & Wane: A Gathering of Witch Tales serves up 30 spellbinding stories of witches that are enchanting and terrifying, amusing and enticing. Classic or eclectic, fantastical or historical, these witch tales are a literary incantation to delight any fans of witches and witchcraft. Includes stories by Stephanie Burgi... read more

Blood, Sweat, and Fears: Horror Inspired by the 1970s

Gregory L. Norris, Eric Turowski, Trent Roman, Matthew Kresal, Clare Francis, David J. Fielding, Daniel S. Duvall, John Linwood Grant

The 1970s were a transitional decade. The hangover from the swinging 1960s, and before the plastic, neon decadence of the 1980s. Fueled by war, popular protests, flagrant abuse of power, environmental shocks, and economic discord, the 1970s were a synthesis of paranoia and partying in a rapidly changing world. Blood, Sweat, and Fears: Horror Inspired by the 1970s takes readers back to that dia... read more

The 1970s were a transitional decade. The hangover from the swinging 1960s, and before the plastic, neon decadence of the 1980s. Fueled by war, popular protests, flagrant abuse of power, environmental shocks, and economic discord, the 1970s were a synthesis of paranoia and partying in a rapidly changing world. Blood, Sweat, and Fears: Horror Inspired by the 1970s takes readers back to that dia... read more

Saamaanthaa (The Wolfshadow Trilogy Book 1)

D. T. Neal

Something's been eating Samantha Hain's friends, and she's more than a little afraid it might be her! Set in Chicago in 2007, "Saamaanthaa" tracks the life of a 20-something performance artist who, along with her hipster friends, sees herself as a cultural subversive in a world full of norms. A fateful night with an enigmatic artist leads Sam to being infected with lycanthropy, which causes he... read more

Something's been eating Samantha Hain's friends, and she's more than a little afraid it might be her! Set in Chicago in 2007, "Saamaanthaa" tracks the life of a 20-something performance artist who, along with her hipster friends, sees herself as a cultural subversive in a world full of norms. A fateful night with an enigmatic artist leads Sam to being infected with lycanthropy, which causes he... read more

The Happening (The Wolfshadow Trilogy Book 2)

D.T. Neal

Zooey's werewolf insurrection has exploded beyond the confines of the city of Chicago, appearing throughout the country, with only the members of a secret government agency to stop it. Meanwhile, Polly seeks to rebuild her life in the wake of her own infection, and Ansel recovers from his near-death at the hands of the werewolf killers who stalked him. While Zooey fights to make her lycanthrop... read more

Zooey's werewolf insurrection has exploded beyond the confines of the city of Chicago, appearing throughout the country, with only the members of a secret government agency to stop it. Meanwhile, Polly seeks to rebuild her life in the wake of her own infection, and Ansel recovers from his near-death at the hands of the werewolf killers who stalked him. While Zooey fights to make her lycanthrop... read more

The Asterisk Anthology: Volume 1

Alexandra Peel, James Gardner, Jonathan Cromack, Andrea Stanet, Shannon Lippert, Zachary Von Houser, Shawn Chang

Covering four specific horror-related themes: Halloween, ghost stories, nautical terrors, and cosmic horror, The Asterisk Anthology: Volume 1, brings readers eight extraordinary tales from new authors of weird fiction, winners of the Nosetouch Press calls throughout 2017. James Gardner’s “Authentic Vampire Teeth” wickedly toys with Halloween horror, while Alexandra Peel’s “Apples to Ashes” del... read more

Covering four specific horror-related themes: Halloween, ghost stories, nautical terrors, and cosmic horror, The Asterisk Anthology: Volume 1, brings readers eight extraordinary tales from new authors of weird fiction, winners of the Nosetouch Press calls throughout 2017. James Gardner’s “Authentic Vampire Teeth” wickedly toys with Halloween horror, while Alexandra Peel’s “Apples to Ashes” del... read more

The Asterisk Anthology: Volume 2

David T. Neal, C.W. Blackwell, Patrick Berry, Nuzo Onoh, Ali Habashi, Christa Miller, Matthew Brady, Mary Fancher, Russell Dorn

Covering three specific horror-related themes: Southern Gothic, Cursed Things, and Creature Feature, The Asterisk Anthology: Volume 2, brings readers nine extraordinary tales from talented authors of weird fiction, winners of the Nosetouch Press 2018 Asterisk Anthology Contest.

Covering three specific horror-related themes: Southern Gothic, Cursed Things, and Creature Feature, The Asterisk Anthology: Volume 2, brings readers nine extraordinary tales from talented authors of weird fiction, winners of the Nosetouch Press 2018 Asterisk Anthology Contest.

Relict

D. T. Neal

Four leisure travelers boat their way to Palmer Atoll, deep in the inky heart of the Pacific Ocean, hell and gone from anywhere, not guessing that they have stumbled upon the lair of something ancient and terrible. It watches them from the tropical waters, a lurking evil with an endless appetite: a monstrous, many-armed thing, a species of a bygone age with a golden gaze. Set in an exotic, rem... read more

Four leisure travelers boat their way to Palmer Atoll, deep in the inky heart of the Pacific Ocean, hell and gone from anywhere, not guessing that they have stumbled upon the lair of something ancient and terrible. It watches them from the tropical waters, a lurking evil with an endless appetite: a monstrous, many-armed thing, a species of a bygone age with a golden gaze. Set in an exotic, rem... read more

Chosen

D. T. Neal

Something’s rotten in the waters around Ludlow. It’s turning townsfolk into the Brethren—pale and lifeless apparitions, monstrous reflections of themselves. The Brethren crave only the Light in the Dark, under the command of the Angel in the Depths. Guided by the shadowy cult leader, Mal Lazarus, who is intent on taking over the town, the Brethren stalk the streets of Ludlow, taking victims to... read more

Something’s rotten in the waters around Ludlow. It’s turning townsfolk into the Brethren—pale and lifeless apparitions, monstrous reflections of themselves. The Brethren crave only the Light in the Dark, under the command of the Angel in the Depths. Guided by the shadowy cult leader, Mal Lazarus, who is intent on taking over the town, the Brethren stalk the streets of Ludlow, taking victims to... read more

Singularities: SF Short Stories, 2003-2015

D. T. Neal

A collection of nine boundary-bending science fiction short stories by D. T. Neal. Spanning time and space, these tales of runaway machines, babydoll bombs, time travelers, sea monsters, police states, shapeshifting spies and alien architecture are told in singular literary style, daring to transport the reader into familiar yet fantastic places.

A collection of nine boundary-bending science fiction short stories by D. T. Neal. Spanning time and space, these tales of runaway machines, babydoll bombs, time travelers, sea monsters, police states, shapeshifting spies and alien architecture are told in singular literary style, daring to transport the reader into familiar yet fantastic places.

Summerville

D. T. Neal

Three friends set out to find casks of Civil War-era brandy at the bottom of a South Carolina river, not knowing that they've walked right into the clutches of a growing evil in the ghost town of Summerville.

Three friends set out to find casks of Civil War-era brandy at the bottom of a South Carolina river, not knowing that they've walked right into the clutches of a growing evil in the ghost town of Summerville.

Next Bold Move

Tarra Flores Sloan

Tarra Flores Sloan interviewed 47 women from around the globe for her latest non-fiction, Next Bold Move. Despite it all, these women, all unique to each other by race, country, protected class, age, education or resident status, all overcame incredible odds and accomplished the near impossible, or simply set an unimaginable goal and achieved it. How? With their Next Bold Move.

Tarra Flores Sloan interviewed 47 women from around the globe for her latest non-fiction, Next Bold Move. Despite it all, these women, all unique to each other by race, country, protected class, age, education or resident status, all overcame incredible odds and accomplished the near impossible, or simply set an unimaginable goal and achieved it. How? With their Next Bold Move.

Don't Open The Door: A Horror Anthology

Cory Mason, Luke Alphonso, Johvan Calvo, Yawatta Hosby, Augie Peterson, L. du Preez, J. Sullivan, A. Walker, T. Willoughby, Kimberly Wolkens

A reality TV housewife finds that truth is often more disturbing than fiction. A college field trip devolves into something stomach-turning. A lonely boy finds something strange in the woods near his house.These and even more wait for you behind the door. Step inside and discover ten of your new favorite authors of the weird and terrifying, serving you chilling stories that reveal how everythi... read more

A reality TV housewife finds that truth is often more disturbing than fiction. A college field trip devolves into something stomach-turning. A lonely boy finds something strange in the woods near his house.These and even more wait for you behind the door. Step inside and discover ten of your new favorite authors of the weird and terrifying, serving you chilling stories that reveal how everythi... read more

Leadership Hero Code: Seven Principles for Thriving in Today's Workplace

Kristen T Hemingway

Effective leadership, both individually and collectively, is highly correlated with positive business performance and greater levels of employee engagement. That's not breaking news, but have you recently - or ever - taken the time to examine your own leadership effectiveness?High-performing leaders today deplete two precious commodities - energy and time - to deliver on constantly changing co... read more

Effective leadership, both individually and collectively, is highly correlated with positive business performance and greater levels of employee engagement. That's not breaking news, but have you recently - or ever - taken the time to examine your own leadership effectiveness?High-performing leaders today deplete two precious commodities - energy and time - to deliver on constantly changing co... read more

The Wolf & The Crow: Quintet

Dane Vale

THE WOLF & THE CROW: QUINTET features four short stories and one novella of Farys, the wandering, vengeful Wolf Knight, and Sibyl, the renegade witch-seer of Mandria. Following their first encounter (“The Wolf & The Crow”), to both of their origins (“Upon a Field of Ruin” and “The Whispering Trees”), the tales find them traveling through the mystical land of Irth to tangle with a demonic merce... read more

THE WOLF & THE CROW: QUINTET features four short stories and one novella of Farys, the wandering, vengeful Wolf Knight, and Sibyl, the renegade witch-seer of Mandria. Following their first encounter (“The Wolf & The Crow”), to both of their origins (“Upon a Field of Ruin” and “The Whispering Trees”), the tales find them traveling through the mystical land of Irth to tangle with a demonic merce... read more

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