Kara Klontz

Kara Klontz - Designer Tick

Bend, OR, USA

I have 9 years of professional experience specializing in Thriller, Women’s Fiction and Historical Fiction. Judge the books by my covers!

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Kara Klontz has been designing book covers for 9 years and is also currently the graphic designer at Deschutes Brewery. She grew up in Kansas City, Missouri where she completed her BA in Graphic Design, and moved to Bend, Oregon just after graduation to pursue her career in book cover design. Recently married, Kara and her husband Ryan both enjoy spending their free time performing in local community theatre productions, and taking their miniature goldendoodle puppy out on Central Oregon adventures.
Services
Languages
English
Non-Fiction
Business & Management
History
True Crime
Fiction
Classics
Crime & Mystery
Historical Fiction
Thriller
Women's Fiction

Work experience

Owner/Principal Designer

Self-employed
January, 2018 – Present (over 1 year)

Graphic Designer

Deschutes Brewery
August, 2016 – Present (almost 3 years)

Book Cover Designer

Faceout Studio
January, 2012 – August, 2016 (over 4 years)

Book Cover Design Intern

Faceout Studio
May, 2011 – July, 2011 (2 months)

Book Cover Designer Intern

BkMk Press
January, 2009 – April, 2010 (about 1 year)

Portfolio (36 selected works)

Bourbon: The Rise, Fall, and Rebirth of an American Whiskey

Fred Minnick

Best New Spirits Book, 2017 Tales of the Cocktail's Spirited Awards Smithsonian Magazine: One of the "Best Books About Food of 2016"Once and for all, America learns the likely inventor of its beloved bourbon.Bourbon is not just alcohol -- this amber-colored drink is deeply ingrained in American culture and tangled in American history. From the early days of raw corn liquor to the myriad distil... read more

Best New Spirits Book, 2017 Tales of the Cocktail's Spirited Awards Smithsonian Magazine: One of the "Best Books About Food of 2016"Once and for all, America learns the likely inventor of its beloved bourbon.Bourbon is not just alcohol -- this amber-colored drink is deeply ingrained in American culture and tangled in American history. From the early days of raw corn liquor to the myriad distil... read more

The Night Bell: A Novel (A Detective Hazel Micallef Mystery)

Inger Ash Wolfe

The brilliantly paced and irresistibly suspenseful new novel in the Detective Hazel Micallef series takes this "perfectly original" (Gillian Flynn) detective into the maelstrom of two murder cases. The new novel in this acclaimed series is brilliantly paced, addictively suspenseful―the author's best yet. Hazel Micallef (played by Susan Sarandon in the recent film of the series' debut, The Call... read more

The brilliantly paced and irresistibly suspenseful new novel in the Detective Hazel Micallef series takes this "perfectly original" (Gillian Flynn) detective into the maelstrom of two murder cases. The new novel in this acclaimed series is brilliantly paced, addictively suspenseful―the author's best yet. Hazel Micallef (played by Susan Sarandon in the recent film of the series' debut, The Call... read more

Drink Like a Woman: Shake. Stir. Conquer. Repeat.

Jeanette Hurt

Cocktail marketers and male bartenders like to tell women what we want to drink—and it’s usually fruity, frilly, fancy, and pink.In Drink Like a Woman, Jeanette Hurt shakes up barroom expectations, stirs up some new ideas, and pours a lively collection of feminist cocktails that are just as varied, flavorful, and strong as women are.Sharing basic techniques, cocktail classics, hangover cures, ... read more

Cocktail marketers and male bartenders like to tell women what we want to drink—and it’s usually fruity, frilly, fancy, and pink.In Drink Like a Woman, Jeanette Hurt shakes up barroom expectations, stirs up some new ideas, and pours a lively collection of feminist cocktails that are just as varied, flavorful, and strong as women are.Sharing basic techniques, cocktail classics, hangover cures, ... read more

Pretty Jane and the Viper of Kidbrooke Lane: A True Story of Victorian Law and Disorder: The Unsolved Murder that Shocked Victorian England

Paul Thomas Murphy

A vivid investigation into the unsolved murder case that shocked Victorian England, by the author of the New York Times Notable Book Shooting Victoria.On April 26th, 1871, a police constable walking one of London’s remotest beats stumbled upon a brutalized young woman kneeling in the muddy road, her face smashed and battered. The policeman gaped in horror as the woman stretched out her hand to... read more

A vivid investigation into the unsolved murder case that shocked Victorian England, by the author of the New York Times Notable Book Shooting Victoria.On April 26th, 1871, a police constable walking one of London’s remotest beats stumbled upon a brutalized young woman kneeling in the muddy road, her face smashed and battered. The policeman gaped in horror as the woman stretched out her hand to... read more

The Secret Life of Souls: A Novel

Jack Ketchum, Lucky McKee

A gripping family drama that brilliantly explores the relationship between a young girl and her dog―and the mysteries that lie within. At the heart of this psychological suspense novel is the haunting depiction of a family’s fall and the extraordinary gifted dog, Caity, who knows the truth. As the drama unfolds Caity evolves from protector to savior, from scapegoat to prop, and eventually, fro... read more

A gripping family drama that brilliantly explores the relationship between a young girl and her dog―and the mysteries that lie within. At the heart of this psychological suspense novel is the haunting depiction of a family’s fall and the extraordinary gifted dog, Caity, who knows the truth. As the drama unfolds Caity evolves from protector to savior, from scapegoat to prop, and eventually, fro... read more

Young Elizabeth: The Making of the Queen

Kate Williams

A lively and poignant biography of the young princess who, at the impressionable age of eleven, found that she was now heiress to the throne, by the New York Times bestselling author of Becoming Queen Victoria. We can hardly imagine a Britain without Elizabeth II on the throne. It seems to be the job she was born for. And yet for much of her early life the young princess did not know the role ... read more

A lively and poignant biography of the young princess who, at the impressionable age of eleven, found that she was now heiress to the throne, by the New York Times bestselling author of Becoming Queen Victoria. We can hardly imagine a Britain without Elizabeth II on the throne. It seems to be the job she was born for. And yet for much of her early life the young princess did not know the role ... read more

Bread, Wine, Chocolate: The Slow Loss of Foods We Love

Simran Sethi

Award-winning journalist Simran Sethi explores the history and cultural importance of our most beloved tastes, paying homage to the ingredients that give us daily pleasure, while providing a thoughtful wake-up call to the homogenization that is threatening the diversity of our food supply.Food is one of the greatest pleasures of human life. Our response to sweet, salty, bitter, or sour is deep... read more

Award-winning journalist Simran Sethi explores the history and cultural importance of our most beloved tastes, paying homage to the ingredients that give us daily pleasure, while providing a thoughtful wake-up call to the homogenization that is threatening the diversity of our food supply.Food is one of the greatest pleasures of human life. Our response to sweet, salty, bitter, or sour is deep... read more

Fate Moreland’s Widow: A Novel (Story River Books)

John Lane

On a placid Blue Ridge mountain lake on Labor Day Weekend in 1935, three locals sightseeing in an overloaded boat drown, and the cotton mill scion who owns the lake is indicted for their murders. Decades later Ben Crocker--witness to and reluctant participant in the aftermath of this long-forgotten tragedy--is drawn once more into the morally ambiguous world of mill fortunes and foothills just... read more

On a placid Blue Ridge mountain lake on Labor Day Weekend in 1935, three locals sightseeing in an overloaded boat drown, and the cotton mill scion who owns the lake is indicted for their murders. Decades later Ben Crocker--witness to and reluctant participant in the aftermath of this long-forgotten tragedy--is drawn once more into the morally ambiguous world of mill fortunes and foothills just... read more

Death Valley National Park: A History (America's National Parks)

Hal Rothman, Char Miller

The first comprehensive study of the park, past and present, Death Valley National Park probes the environmental and human history of this most astonishing desert. Established as a national monument in 1933, Death Valley was an anomaly within the national park system. Though many who knew this landscape were convinced that its stark beauty should be preserved, to do so required a reconceptuali... read more

The first comprehensive study of the park, past and present, Death Valley National Park probes the environmental and human history of this most astonishing desert. Established as a national monument in 1933, Death Valley was an anomaly within the national park system. Though many who knew this landscape were convinced that its stark beauty should be preserved, to do so required a reconceptuali... read more

The Couple's Guide to Financial Compatibility: Avoid Fights about Spending and Saving--and Build a Happy and Secure Future Together

Jeff Motske

Financial problems exact a toll on any couple. Long before you realize you are living well beyond your means, the burden of debt wreaks havoc in your life. Invariably, a basic lack of communication about money is to blame. This is where Certified Financial Planner Jeff Motske saves the day. Motske's financial services firm has helped tens of thousands of couples nationwide find happiness in lo... read more

Financial problems exact a toll on any couple. Long before you realize you are living well beyond your means, the burden of debt wreaks havoc in your life. Invariably, a basic lack of communication about money is to blame. This is where Certified Financial Planner Jeff Motske saves the day. Motske's financial services firm has helped tens of thousands of couples nationwide find happiness in lo... read more

Crown of Blood: The Deadly Inheritance of Lady Jane Grey

Nicola Tallis

A significant retelling of the often-misunderstood tale of Lady Jane Grey's journey through her trial and execution―recalling the dangerous plots and web of deadly intrigue in which she became involuntarily tangled, and which ultimately led to a catastrophic conclusion. "Good people, I am come hither to die, and by a law I am condemned to the same.” These were the heartbreaking words of a seve... read more

A significant retelling of the often-misunderstood tale of Lady Jane Grey's journey through her trial and execution―recalling the dangerous plots and web of deadly intrigue in which she became involuntarily tangled, and which ultimately led to a catastrophic conclusion. "Good people, I am come hither to die, and by a law I am condemned to the same.” These were the heartbreaking words of a seve... read more

Brand Aid: A Quick Reference Guide to Solving Your Branding Problems and Strengthening Your Market Position

Brad VanAuken

Branding is more than a great logo. A brand is the essence of an organization-its DNA-impacting its continual success. It is absolutely essential to get it right. Brand managers, marketers, and executives have long turned to this trusted guide to troubleshoot their branding problems. Written by an acknowledged expert with 30 years of experience building world-class brands, Brand Aid covers top... read more

Branding is more than a great logo. A brand is the essence of an organization-its DNA-impacting its continual success. It is absolutely essential to get it right. Brand managers, marketers, and executives have long turned to this trusted guide to troubleshoot their branding problems. Written by an acknowledged expert with 30 years of experience building world-class brands, Brand Aid covers top... read more

The Outlaw Takes a Bride

Susan Page Davis

Johnny Paynter flees Denver to escape being hanged for a murder he didn’t commit. At his brother’s ranch in Texas, where he thought he could take refuge, he finds his brother, Mark—dead. Taking advantage of his strong resemblance to his brother, Johnny assumes Mark’s identity. Soon Johnny discovers that Mark had been corresponding with a widow named Sally in St. Louis, and she’s en route to be... read more

Johnny Paynter flees Denver to escape being hanged for a murder he didn’t commit. At his brother’s ranch in Texas, where he thought he could take refuge, he finds his brother, Mark—dead. Taking advantage of his strong resemblance to his brother, Johnny assumes Mark’s identity. Soon Johnny discovers that Mark had been corresponding with a widow named Sally in St. Louis, and she’s en route to be... read more

Things No One Will Tell Fat Girls: A Handbook for Unapologetic Living

Jes Baker

Things No One Will Tell Fat Girls is a manifesto and call to arms for people of all sizes and ages. With her trademark wit, veteran blogger and advocate Jes Baker calls people everywhere to embrace a body-positive worldview, changing perceptions about weight, and making mental health a priority.Alongside notable guest essayists, Jes shares personal experiences paired with in-depth research in ... read more

Things No One Will Tell Fat Girls is a manifesto and call to arms for people of all sizes and ages. With her trademark wit, veteran blogger and advocate Jes Baker calls people everywhere to embrace a body-positive worldview, changing perceptions about weight, and making mental health a priority.Alongside notable guest essayists, Jes shares personal experiences paired with in-depth research in ... read more

The Decision (The Prairie State Friends)

Wanda E. Brunstetter

After being left at the altar, Jonah Miller moves from Pennsylvania to a new Amish community in Illinois, where he begins to court Elaine Schrock, until family difficulties cause her to neglect her growing love for Jonah.

After being left at the altar, Jonah Miller moves from Pennsylvania to a new Amish community in Illinois, where he begins to court Elaine Schrock, until family difficulties cause her to neglect her growing love for Jonah.

Scores: How I Opened the Hottest Strip Club in New York City, Was Extorted out of Millions by the Gambino Family, and Became One of the Most Successful Mafia Informants in FBI History

Michael D. Blutrich

A gay man who created New York’s most notorious den of heterosexuality . . . an anxious, anything-but-hardboiled lawyer who became one of the most successful undercover mob informants in history. . . .In this hilarious and fascinating account, Michael Blutrich takes you inside star-studded 1990s New York, mafia sit-downs, and the witness protection program. Meet Michael D. Blutrich, founder of... read more

A gay man who created New York’s most notorious den of heterosexuality . . . an anxious, anything-but-hardboiled lawyer who became one of the most successful undercover mob informants in history. . . .In this hilarious and fascinating account, Michael Blutrich takes you inside star-studded 1990s New York, mafia sit-downs, and the witness protection program. Meet Michael D. Blutrich, founder of... read more

The Winner's Curse (The Winner's Trilogy)

Marie Rutkoski

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERWinning what you want may cost you everything you loveThey were never meant to be together. As a general's daughter, seventeen-year-old Kestrel enjoys an extravagant and privileged life. Arin has nothing but the clothes on his back. Then Kestrel makes an impulsive decision that binds Arin to her. Though they try to fight it, they can't help but fall in love. In order... read more

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERWinning what you want may cost you everything you loveThey were never meant to be together. As a general's daughter, seventeen-year-old Kestrel enjoys an extravagant and privileged life. Arin has nothing but the clothes on his back. Then Kestrel makes an impulsive decision that binds Arin to her. Though they try to fight it, they can't help but fall in love. In order... read more

Immersion: A Writer's Guide to Going Deep (Chicago Guides to Writing, Editing, and Publishing)

Ted Conover

Over three and a half decades, Ted Conover has ridden the rails with hoboes, crossed the border with Mexican immigrants, guarded prisoners in Sing Sing, and inspected meat for the USDA. His books and articles chronicling these experiences, including the award-winning Newjack: Guarding Sing Sing, have made him one of the premier practitioners of immersion reporting. In immersion reporting—a lit... read more

Over three and a half decades, Ted Conover has ridden the rails with hoboes, crossed the border with Mexican immigrants, guarded prisoners in Sing Sing, and inspected meat for the USDA. His books and articles chronicling these experiences, including the award-winning Newjack: Guarding Sing Sing, have made him one of the premier practitioners of immersion reporting. In immersion reporting—a lit... read more

Forsaken Dreams (Escape to Paradise)

MaryLu Tyndall

Embark on a seafaring adventure in a brand-new series from bestselling author MaryLu Tyndall. After witnessing the death and destruction caused by the Civil War, Colonel Blake Wallace is eager to leave his once precious Southern homeland for the pristine shores of Brazil and the prospect of a new utopian community. Widow Eliza Crawford seeks passage on Wallace’s ship harboring a dirty secret—a... read more

Embark on a seafaring adventure in a brand-new series from bestselling author MaryLu Tyndall. After witnessing the death and destruction caused by the Civil War, Colonel Blake Wallace is eager to leave his once precious Southern homeland for the pristine shores of Brazil and the prospect of a new utopian community. Widow Eliza Crawford seeks passage on Wallace’s ship harboring a dirty secret—a... read more

Elusive Hope (Escape to Paradise Book 2)

MaryLu Tyndall

MaryLu Tyndall delivers a romantic adventure with believable touches of the supernatural in a remote historical setting. As the settlers try to build new lives, Magnolia and Hayden learn that hope can be elusive, unless found in God.In a Brazilian colony named New Hope, while their friends are seeking a Southern utopia. . . .Kim Peterson CBA RetailersIn a Brazilian colony named New Hope, while... read more

MaryLu Tyndall delivers a romantic adventure with believable touches of the supernatural in a remote historical setting. As the settlers try to build new lives, Magnolia and Hayden learn that hope can be elusive, unless found in God.In a Brazilian colony named New Hope, while their friends are seeking a Southern utopia. . . .Kim Peterson CBA RetailersIn a Brazilian colony named New Hope, while... read more

Abandoned Memories (Escape to Paradise)

MaryLu Tyndall

In MaryLu Tyndall’s stunning conclusion to her Escape from Paradise series, Angeline Moore longs to make a fresh start in the Confederate colony of New Hope, Brazil. James Callaway longs to create a city free from immoral women who caused his failure as a preacher. But a series of strange happenings soon lead the colonists to believe they have been brought to this place for a divine purpose. E... read more

In MaryLu Tyndall’s stunning conclusion to her Escape from Paradise series, Angeline Moore longs to make a fresh start in the Confederate colony of New Hope, Brazil. James Callaway longs to create a city free from immoral women who caused his failure as a preacher. But a series of strange happenings soon lead the colonists to believe they have been brought to this place for a divine purpose. E... read more

The Constable's Tale: A Novel of Colonial America

Donald Smith

Set in a tumultuous period that helped to forge a nation, a riveting mystery that takes a volunteer constable through the wilds of colonial North Carolina to track down a shadowy killer When a traveling peddler discovers the murder of a farm family in colonial North Carolina whose bodies have been left in bizarre positions, circumstances point to an Indian attack. But Harry Woodyard, a young p... read more

Set in a tumultuous period that helped to forge a nation, a riveting mystery that takes a volunteer constable through the wilds of colonial North Carolina to track down a shadowy killer When a traveling peddler discovers the murder of a farm family in colonial North Carolina whose bodies have been left in bizarre positions, circumstances point to an Indian attack. But Harry Woodyard, a young p... read more

Ferrari Hypercars: The Inside Story of Maranello's Fastest, Rarest Road Cars

Winston Goodfellow

This landmark book is the result of numerous interviews with many of the greatest names in Ferrari history over a number of decades, and is loaded with stories and photos never before seen in print. While most everyone thinks the Ferrari supercar/hypercar began with the 288 GTO, the first such model was the mighty 375 MM in the 1950s. Atmospheric art and flowing insightful text brilliantly wea... read more

This landmark book is the result of numerous interviews with many of the greatest names in Ferrari history over a number of decades, and is loaded with stories and photos never before seen in print. While most everyone thinks the Ferrari supercar/hypercar began with the 288 GTO, the first such model was the mighty 375 MM in the 1950s. Atmospheric art and flowing insightful text brilliantly wea... read more

Madness: American Protestant Responses to Mental Illness (Studies in Religion, Theology, and Disability)

Heather H. Vacek

Madness is a sin. The disturbed are shunned. Mental illness is not the church’s problem.All three claims are wrong.In Madness, Heather H. Vacek traces the history of Protestant reactions to mental illness in America. She reveals how two distinct forces combined to thwart Christian care for the whole person. The professionalization of medicine worked to restrict the sphere of Christian authorit... read more

Madness is a sin. The disturbed are shunned. Mental illness is not the church’s problem.All three claims are wrong.In Madness, Heather H. Vacek traces the history of Protestant reactions to mental illness in America. She reveals how two distinct forces combined to thwart Christian care for the whole person. The professionalization of medicine worked to restrict the sphere of Christian authorit... read more

Avery: The Case Against Steven Avery and What "Making a Murderer" Gets Wrong

Ken Kratz

It’s time to set the record straight about Steven Avery.The Netflix series Making a Murderer was a runaway hit, with over 19 million US viewers in the first 35 days. The series left many with the opinion that Steven Avery, a man falsely imprisoned for almost 20 years on a previous, unrelated assault charge, had been framed by a corrupt police force and district attorney’s office for the murder... read more

It’s time to set the record straight about Steven Avery.The Netflix series Making a Murderer was a runaway hit, with over 19 million US viewers in the first 35 days. The series left many with the opinion that Steven Avery, a man falsely imprisoned for almost 20 years on a previous, unrelated assault charge, had been framed by a corrupt police force and district attorney’s office for the murder... read more

Unbreak My Heart (Fostering Love)

Nicole Jacquelyn

What do you do when your soul mate marries your best friend? If you're Kate Evans, you keep your friend Rachel, bond with her kids, and bury your feelings for her husband. The fact that Shane's in the military and away for long periods helps-but when tragedy strikes, everything changes.After Rachel, pregnant with her fourth child, dies in a car accident and the baby miraculously survives, Kate... read more

What do you do when your soul mate marries your best friend? If you're Kate Evans, you keep your friend Rachel, bond with her kids, and bury your feelings for her husband. The fact that Shane's in the military and away for long periods helps-but when tragedy strikes, everything changes.After Rachel, pregnant with her fourth child, dies in a car accident and the baby miraculously survives, Kate... read more

Flights of No Return: Aviation History's Most Infamous One-Way Tickets to Immortality

Steven A. Ruffin

Discover the mysterious, controversial, and sometimes downright eerie history of flights that didn't end as planned.The history of aviation is full of accounts of history's most spectacular flights. But what about the ones from which someone failed to return?- A celebrated millionaire--who also happened to be the world's foremost aviator--lifted off in a small plane one clear morning in 2007 a... read more

Discover the mysterious, controversial, and sometimes downright eerie history of flights that didn't end as planned.The history of aviation is full of accounts of history's most spectacular flights. But what about the ones from which someone failed to return?- A celebrated millionaire--who also happened to be the world's foremost aviator--lifted off in a small plane one clear morning in 2007 a... read more

Frientimacy: How to Deepen Friendships for Lifelong Health and Happiness

Shasta Nelson

With the constant connectivity of today’s world, it’s never been easier to meet people and make new friends—but it’s never been harder to form meaningful friendships.In Frientimacy, award-winning speaker Shasta Nelson shows how anyone can form stronger, more meaningful friendships, marked by a level of trust she calls “frientimacy.” Shasta explores the most common complaints and conflicts faci... read more

With the constant connectivity of today’s world, it’s never been easier to meet people and make new friends—but it’s never been harder to form meaningful friendships.In Frientimacy, award-winning speaker Shasta Nelson shows how anyone can form stronger, more meaningful friendships, marked by a level of trust she calls “frientimacy.” Shasta explores the most common complaints and conflicts faci... read more

Frequency: Tune In. Hear God.

Robert Morris

Hearing God is not something you do. Hearing God is someone you are.As believers in Jesus Christ, we naturally want to know how we can hear God’s voice. Does God speak? Is He speaking to me? The good news is, yes, He is speaking. And like a radio host broadcasting His voice into the airwaves, God speaks all the time. The question is, are we tuned into the right frequency?In Frequency, Robert M... read more

Hearing God is not something you do. Hearing God is someone you are.As believers in Jesus Christ, we naturally want to know how we can hear God’s voice. Does God speak? Is He speaking to me? The good news is, yes, He is speaking. And like a radio host broadcasting His voice into the airwaves, God speaks all the time. The question is, are we tuned into the right frequency?In Frequency, Robert M... read more

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year: A Countdown to Christmas

Ace Collins

For Christians worldwide, the month of December is filled with joy and wonder as we anticipate the celebration of Christ’s birth. There is no other time of the year that can compare to the Christmas season for both the young and young at heart. From December to New Year’s Eve, reawaken the wonder, joy, and magic that is Christmas with daily scripture and inspirational readings of stories behin... read more

For Christians worldwide, the month of December is filled with joy and wonder as we anticipate the celebration of Christ’s birth. There is no other time of the year that can compare to the Christmas season for both the young and young at heart. From December to New Year’s Eve, reawaken the wonder, joy, and magic that is Christmas with daily scripture and inspirational readings of stories behin... read more

Heaven, Hell, and Purgatory: Rethinking the Things That Matter Most

Jerry L. Walls

Will heaven be boring? How can a good and loving God send people to hell? Is there such a place as purgatory? If so, why is it necessary, if we're saved by grace?Questions about the afterlife abound. Given what is at stake, they are the most important questions we will ever consider. Recent years have seen a surge of Christian books written by people claiming to have received a glimpse of the ... read more

Will heaven be boring? How can a good and loving God send people to hell? Is there such a place as purgatory? If so, why is it necessary, if we're saved by grace?Questions about the afterlife abound. Given what is at stake, they are the most important questions we will ever consider. Recent years have seen a surge of Christian books written by people claiming to have received a glimpse of the ... read more

What Keeps Leaders Up at Night: Recognizing and Resolving Your Most Troubling Management Issues

Nicole Lipkin

No matter how many initiatives you spearhead or how hard you think about decisions, you will make the occasional management misstep. All leaders do. You can lie awake at night questioning yourself or you can read this book. As a clinical and business psychologist who works with executives around the world, Nicole Lipkin knows the stresses leaders face. In What Keeps Leaders Up at Night, she pr... read more

No matter how many initiatives you spearhead or how hard you think about decisions, you will make the occasional management misstep. All leaders do. You can lie awake at night questioning yourself or you can read this book. As a clinical and business psychologist who works with executives around the world, Nicole Lipkin knows the stresses leaders face. In What Keeps Leaders Up at Night, she pr... read more

What's Your Creative Type?: Harness the Power of Your Artistic Personality

Meta Wagner

The greatest creators in human history--from Mozart to Meryl Streep, Jackson Pollock to Jay-Z--don't just have talent--they also understand their motivations for pursuing art. What's Your Creative Type? helps artists do the same in a fun and witty way. Stepping away from the hyper-focus on how people create, What's Your Creative Type? instead explores why. By identifying your creative motivati... read more

The greatest creators in human history--from Mozart to Meryl Streep, Jackson Pollock to Jay-Z--don't just have talent--they also understand their motivations for pursuing art. What's Your Creative Type? helps artists do the same in a fun and witty way. Stepping away from the hyper-focus on how people create, What's Your Creative Type? instead explores why. By identifying your creative motivati... read more

The Cyclist Who Went Out in the Cold: Adventures Riding the Iron Curtain

Tim Moore

Tim Moore and a rickety metal steed are back together―riding the entirety of the Iron Curtain, where history, mechanical failures, physical endurance, and humor come together for "the Bill Bryson on two wheels." Not content with tackling the Italian Alps or the route of the Tour de France, Tim Moore sets out to scale a new peak of rash over-ambition: 6,000 mile route of the old Iron Curtain on... read more

Tim Moore and a rickety metal steed are back together―riding the entirety of the Iron Curtain, where history, mechanical failures, physical endurance, and humor come together for "the Bill Bryson on two wheels." Not content with tackling the Italian Alps or the route of the Tour de France, Tim Moore sets out to scale a new peak of rash over-ambition: 6,000 mile route of the old Iron Curtain on... read more

What Will It Take to Make A Woman President?: Conversations About Women, Leadership and Power

Marianne Schnall

“I would love for my younger fans to read What Will It Take to Make a Woman President? by Marianne Schnall. It’s a collection of interviews and essays by great women, including Maya Angelou, Gloria Steinem, and Melissa Etheridge. They will inspire you to become a better leader.” —Beyoncé Prompted by a question from her eight-year-old daughter during the 2008 election of Barack Obama—“Why haven... read more

“I would love for my younger fans to read What Will It Take to Make a Woman President? by Marianne Schnall. It’s a collection of interviews and essays by great women, including Maya Angelou, Gloria Steinem, and Melissa Etheridge. They will inspire you to become a better leader.” —Beyoncé Prompted by a question from her eight-year-old daughter during the 2008 election of Barack Obama—“Why haven... read more

Beautiful You: A Daily Guide to Radical Self-Acceptance

Rosie Molinary

Every day, American women and girls are besieged by images and messages that suggest their beauty is inadequate—inflicting immeasurable harm upon their confidence and sense of wellbeing. In Beautiful You, author Rosie Molinary—in no uncertain terms—encourages women, whatever their size, shape, and color, to work toward feeling wonderful about themselves despite today’s media-saturated culture.... read more

Every day, American women and girls are besieged by images and messages that suggest their beauty is inadequate—inflicting immeasurable harm upon their confidence and sense of wellbeing. In Beautiful You, author Rosie Molinary—in no uncertain terms—encourages women, whatever their size, shape, and color, to work toward feeling wonderful about themselves despite today’s media-saturated culture.... read more

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Richard Sheres
Working with Kara has been a great experience all around. Above all, the end product, the cover for my new novel, is terrific. The book hasn't even been released yet, but everyone who has seen the cover--dispassionate observers included--has loved it. Along the way, Kara was great to collaborate with. She was responsive to my ideas and requests, made spot-on suggestions, and was patient in expl...
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Richard Sheres, April 2019


Kelly Calton
I enjoyed working with Kara and she produced a beautiful cover that was exactly what I wanted!

Kelly Calton, February 2019

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I am a creative book cover designer with over 14 years experience designing book covers for various publishers: Sterling Publishing, Simo...

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Daniel Rembert

Lifelong lover of books with decades of experience in packaging books seeks new opportunities working directly with authors, near and far.

New York, United States

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