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James Arneson

James Arneson - Designer

Minneapolis, MN, United States

Jaad Book Design has been providing creative book interior and cover design services for independent publishers and authors since 2008.

Overview

Book Cover & Book Interior Designer

Services
Languages
English
Fiction
Adventure Children's Picture Books Crime & Mystery Historical Fiction Literature
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs Business & Management Career Guides Economics Religion & Spirituality

Awards

  • Next Generation Indie Book Awards Finalist for Book Cover Design - Look for Me by Janet Shawgo
  • Beverly Hills First Place Cover Design Award for Suspense - Archidamus by Janet Shawgo

Work experience

Book Designer

Self-employed
October, 2007 – Present (over 10 years)

Complex layouts or straight text (fiction) Self-Help, Mystery, or Business I have assisted authors and publishers in bringing their books to life. I specialize in creative cover design, and interior layouts that are typographically pleasing, thoughtful, and a pleasure to follow.

Portfolio (13 selected works)

A Coach and A Miracle

Jim Johnson, Mike Latona

On February 15, 2006, an autistic high student stunned the world when he entered a basketball game in the dying minutes and proceeded to shoot the lights out. CBS, ESPN, CNN and major news outlets around the world picked up the story, the YouTube video got millions of hits, and the world was fascinated with everything to do with Jason McElwain (J-Mac). But the story began long before he took t... read more

On February 15, 2006, an autistic high student stunned the world when he entered a basketball game in the dying minutes and proceeded to shoot the lights out. CBS, ESPN, CNN and major news outlets around the world picked up the story, the YouTube video got millions of hits, and the world was fascinated with everything to do with Jason McElwain (J-Mac). But the story began long before he took t... read more

Toxic Friends: A Practical Guide to Recognizing and Dealing with an Unhealthy Friendship

Loraine Smith-Hines

Healthy friendships can have a positive impact on your life in so many different ways but what do you do when you find yourself trapped within the confines of an unhealthy or toxic friendship? For many victims the answer is…nothing. Why? They don’t know the difference between a healthy friendship and a toxic one; therefore, they just accept their friend’s awful way of being a friend even if it... read more

Healthy friendships can have a positive impact on your life in so many different ways but what do you do when you find yourself trapped within the confines of an unhealthy or toxic friendship? For many victims the answer is…nothing. Why? They don’t know the difference between a healthy friendship and a toxic one; therefore, they just accept their friend’s awful way of being a friend even if it... read more

The Food Is My Friend Diet: The Ultimate 30-Day Weight Loss Plan. Get Healthy, Conquer Emotional Eating & Feel Energized

Ruth Frechman

The Food Is My Friend Diet - The Ultimate 30-day Weight Loss Plan. Get Healthy, Conquer Emotional Eating & Feel Energized. Does pizza, pasta, chips or chocolate have you on speed dial? If you love food but hate dieting, The Food Is My Friend Diet is perfect for you. Discover how to keep old food friends, while making new ones. Nobody "likes" being on a diet and feeling hungry and tired. The Fo... read more

The Food Is My Friend Diet - The Ultimate 30-day Weight Loss Plan. Get Healthy, Conquer Emotional Eating & Feel Energized. Does pizza, pasta, chips or chocolate have you on speed dial? If you love food but hate dieting, The Food Is My Friend Diet is perfect for you. Discover how to keep old food friends, while making new ones. Nobody "likes" being on a diet and feeling hungry and tired. The Fo... read more

Everything Is My Fault

Juliet A. Wright

Juliets journey with codependency began as a young child when addiction invaded her family of origin. In this book, she observes her codependency as it weaves its way through her relationships and behavior patterns. Join her as she shares her story, as well as the program of recovery that is helping her to heal.

Juliets journey with codependency began as a young child when addiction invaded her family of origin. In this book, she observes her codependency as it weaves its way through her relationships and behavior patterns. Join her as she shares her story, as well as the program of recovery that is helping her to heal.

Kidnapped by the Cartel: A Novel Inspired by a True Story

Karen D. Scioscia

Fiction inspired by a true story. A family member was kidnapped in Mexico by international drug smugglers. Used and abused, she was held against her will for eleven days. A dramatic rescue incurred the day before she was to be shipped to Mexico City for use in the cartel's prostitution trade. I was there.

Fiction inspired by a true story. A family member was kidnapped in Mexico by international drug smugglers. Used and abused, she was held against her will for eleven days. A dramatic rescue incurred the day before she was to be shipped to Mexico City for use in the cartel's prostitution trade. I was there.

Only You

Kate Kelly

Finally free of her cheating husband, Maggie Kennedy is searching for a "real man" to be a sperm donor for the baby she desperately wants, and she figures cowboy country is the place to find one. She's set her sights on JD Cooper, who fits the bill to a T. A famous architect, JD retreated to his brother's ranch three years ago when personal tragedy struck. He doesn't want a child. He doesn't w... read more

Finally free of her cheating husband, Maggie Kennedy is searching for a "real man" to be a sperm donor for the baby she desperately wants, and she figures cowboy country is the place to find one. She's set her sights on JD Cooper, who fits the bill to a T. A famous architect, JD retreated to his brother's ranch three years ago when personal tragedy struck. He doesn't want a child. He doesn't w... read more

Look for Me

Janet K. Shawgo

A reporter, a healer, and a spy. In this gripping tale of Civil War-era romance and espionage, these three lives are brought together, with consequences none of them can foresee. Samuel, a New York-based reporter, leaves the comfort of home to report on the war, where his focus changes from the men who fight to the women who heal. Sarah, a Southern healer, leaves the safety of her home to trav... read more

A reporter, a healer, and a spy. In this gripping tale of Civil War-era romance and espionage, these three lives are brought together, with consequences none of them can foresee. Samuel, a New York-based reporter, leaves the comfort of home to report on the war, where his focus changes from the men who fight to the women who heal. Sarah, a Southern healer, leaves the safety of her home to trav... read more

Archidamus

Janet K. Shawgo

Janet Shawgo has been writing since 2009. She has published four books to date. Her Look for me Series has won thirty awards. Janet's first book Look for me was acknowledged by the Historical Novel Society in Denver for 2015. She published a romantic comedy in 2016 called You Just Can't. This book is a humorous view of an individuals dating troubles over several years. Janet is a thirty-three ... read more

Janet Shawgo has been writing since 2009. She has published four books to date. Her Look for me Series has won thirty awards. Janet's first book Look for me was acknowledged by the Historical Novel Society in Denver for 2015. She published a romantic comedy in 2016 called You Just Can't. This book is a humorous view of an individuals dating troubles over several years. Janet is a thirty-three ... read more

Air Be & Me: How being an Airbnb host can reaffirm our faith in the essential goodness of humanity and bring the world to our doors

Trudy J Ohnsorg

Would you let a complete stranger stay in your home? That’s the decision Trudy Ohnsorg faced nearly three years ago when she made her guest room available on the Airbnb website. Airbnb is the popular home-sharing platform used around the world that allows people to rent out part or all of their homes to travelers. “Most people now either know someone who has stayed in an Airbnb, have tried it ... read more

Would you let a complete stranger stay in your home? That’s the decision Trudy Ohnsorg faced nearly three years ago when she made her guest room available on the Airbnb website. Airbnb is the popular home-sharing platform used around the world that allows people to rent out part or all of their homes to travelers. “Most people now either know someone who has stayed in an Airbnb, have tried it ... read more

Cooler Outside: A Novel

Phillip James Underwood

A powerful look at life both inside prison and outside, in the prisons we create for ourselves--is, above all, a story of enduring friendship, forgiveness, and hope. After three and a half decades inside a maximum-security prison, James ''Cooler'' Coolidge is taking the next step . . . on the outside. But Cooler wasn't an inmate; he was a well-respected and well-liked prison guard--an opinion ... read more

A powerful look at life both inside prison and outside, in the prisons we create for ourselves--is, above all, a story of enduring friendship, forgiveness, and hope. After three and a half decades inside a maximum-security prison, James ''Cooler'' Coolidge is taking the next step . . . on the outside. But Cooler wasn't an inmate; he was a well-respected and well-liked prison guard--an opinion ... read more

Escaping the Wheel: A Novel

Eric Artisan

He's had enough . . . Rostam, an escaped convict obsessed with reincarnation and karma, seeks more than revenge. He wishes to end his time on the Wheel of Life. But first he must right the wrongs of countless past lives and obtain forgiveness from those who would continue to pull him back to Earth. However, in the process, some lives are destroyed in order to be "saved." Not a believer? You wi... read more

He's had enough . . . Rostam, an escaped convict obsessed with reincarnation and karma, seeks more than revenge. He wishes to end his time on the Wheel of Life. But first he must right the wrongs of countless past lives and obtain forgiveness from those who would continue to pull him back to Earth. However, in the process, some lives are destroyed in order to be "saved." Not a believer? You wi... read more

Major League Presidents

David Langston

Major League Presidents is a children's book about a baseball team of US Presidents that ties in America's pastime with presidential trivia. It is written in a rhyming style and is ideal for teaching kids about the US Presidents. A Perfect Day For Baseball The Grass is Green and the Air is Dry A Sport Fit For US Presidents It's American As Apple Pie

Major League Presidents is a children's book about a baseball team of US Presidents that ties in America's pastime with presidential trivia. It is written in a rhyming style and is ideal for teaching kids about the US Presidents. A Perfect Day For Baseball The Grass is Green and the Air is Dry A Sport Fit For US Presidents It's American As Apple Pie

Vengeance in Blood - A Detective Lacy Fuller Novel

Lee Kelly

So close to her relaxing Atlanta weekend that she could almost taste it, beautiful, tough, Detective Lacy Fuller and her partner Chet Avery were suddenly assigned to a high-profile yet seemingly open-and-shut homicide case. Having found out that she was HIV positive, Shelly Farnsworth Stevens had taken out her anger on the only person she thought could have given her the illness: her husband, ... read more

So close to her relaxing Atlanta weekend that she could almost taste it, beautiful, tough, Detective Lacy Fuller and her partner Chet Avery were suddenly assigned to a high-profile yet seemingly open-and-shut homicide case. Having found out that she was HIV positive, Shelly Farnsworth Stevens had taken out her anger on the only person she thought could have given her the illness: her husband, ... read more

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