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Karen Minster

Karen Minster - Designer

New York, NY, United States

Book Design Between the Covers

Overview

I've held art director and designer positions with The Crown Publishing Group at Random House and Disney’s Hyperion Books. Now working on my own, I've found designing for self-publishing authors a most gratifying and successful endeavor. I design book interiors, compose the pages, and prepare final files for print. I can help with cover design, editorial services, and ebook conversions.

Services
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits
Fiction
Crime & Mystery Historical Fiction Literature

Work experience

Book Designer

Karen Minster Book Design
January, 2013 – Present (almost 5 years)

Portfolio (8 selected works)

The Hundred Story Home: A Journey of Homelessness, Hope, and Healing

Kathy Izard

A powerful true story about finding faith in yourself and something bigger. The Hundred Story Home leads you on an inspirational journey that begins with a question, “Where are the beds?” and ends with over one hundred formerly homeless people living in homes of their own. Kathy Izard was a graphic designer, wife, mother of four daughters and volunteer at Charlotte’s Urban Ministry Center when... read more

A powerful true story about finding faith in yourself and something bigger. The Hundred Story Home leads you on an inspirational journey that begins with a question, “Where are the beds?” and ends with over one hundred formerly homeless people living in homes of their own. Kathy Izard was a graphic designer, wife, mother of four daughters and volunteer at Charlotte’s Urban Ministry Center when... read more

The Tremble of Love: A Novel of the Baal Shem Tov

Ani Tuzman

A story inspired by the legendary spiritual master, Rabbi Yisroel ben Eliezar, known as the Baal Shem Tov, the Good Master of the Name, who beckoned forth love from the hearts of rag pickers, ruby merchants, midwives, and murderers. Poor orphan. Simpleton. Harder to tame than the wind.He hears what they call him.But he listens to the presence his father promised would never leave him.Yisroel f... read more

A story inspired by the legendary spiritual master, Rabbi Yisroel ben Eliezar, known as the Baal Shem Tov, the Good Master of the Name, who beckoned forth love from the hearts of rag pickers, ruby merchants, midwives, and murderers. Poor orphan. Simpleton. Harder to tame than the wind.He hears what they call him.But he listens to the presence his father promised would never leave him.Yisroel f... read more

"The Scorekeeper"

Edward Hershey

Gate of Fog

William Ford

Tokyo, 1947. In the third year of the Allied Occupation of Japan, Tatsunori Nakata, Metropolitan Police Inspector, former Imperial Navy officer, and war widower, is called in to solve the murder of a woman found in the city’s Ueno Railway Station during a late night squatter roundup. In the process, Inspector Nakata encounters a beautiful investigative journalist, a mysterious Japanese bureauc... read more

Tokyo, 1947. In the third year of the Allied Occupation of Japan, Tatsunori Nakata, Metropolitan Police Inspector, former Imperial Navy officer, and war widower, is called in to solve the murder of a woman found in the city’s Ueno Railway Station during a late night squatter roundup. In the process, Inspector Nakata encounters a beautiful investigative journalist, a mysterious Japanese bureauc... read more

The Gay Detective: Nick and Norm in Chicago (Volume 1)

Kenneth D. Michaels

The premier of Nick Scott's TV talk show, The Gay Detective, appears to be a big hit until his first guest ends up murdered. Nick, also a detective with the Chicago Police Department, and his older, straight partner Detective Norm Malone hunt this heinous serial killer tagged The Reaper. This Odd Couple encounters both personal and professional conflict as this suspenseful noir thriller races ... read more

The premier of Nick Scott's TV talk show, The Gay Detective, appears to be a big hit until his first guest ends up murdered. Nick, also a detective with the Chicago Police Department, and his older, straight partner Detective Norm Malone hunt this heinous serial killer tagged The Reaper. This Odd Couple encounters both personal and professional conflict as this suspenseful noir thriller races ... read more

Only in Key West: The Nick & Norm Gay Detective Series

Kenneth D. Michaels

When vacationing Chicago detectives Nick and Norm witness a tragic accident involving a famous entertainer, the local police chief asks for their help. The duo's investigation uncovers crime and corruption in paradise as they come face-to-face with a ruthless killer...As homegrown eccentrics, drag queens, and dwarves rush to their aid in this heart- pounding thriller!

When vacationing Chicago detectives Nick and Norm witness a tragic accident involving a famous entertainer, the local police chief asks for their help. The duo's investigation uncovers crime and corruption in paradise as they come face-to-face with a ruthless killer...As homegrown eccentrics, drag queens, and dwarves rush to their aid in this heart- pounding thriller!

Aspen Drift

Andy Stone

What do you do when your best friend dies in a fire and the ex-wife you're still half in love with is certain it was murder? What do you do when another friend tells you there's a conspiracy to murder him and then almost dies in an unexplained accident? If you're Jack Jackson, reporter for The Aspen Sun, you chase both mysteries through the labyrinth of Aspen society: from the billionaires wit... read more

What do you do when your best friend dies in a fire and the ex-wife you're still half in love with is certain it was murder? What do you do when another friend tells you there's a conspiracy to murder him and then almost dies in an unexplained accident? If you're Jack Jackson, reporter for The Aspen Sun, you chase both mysteries through the labyrinth of Aspen society: from the billionaires wit... read more

What I've Learned from You: The Lessons of Life Taught to a Doctor by His Patients

Scott Kelly

What I've Learned from You is the story of the lessons of life taught to a doctor by his patients. It takes us on a journey from an inner-city trauma center to the bedside of a dying cancer patient. It explores human relationships and gives an intimate view into the window of the human condition. On the road to becoming a physician, Dr. Kelly longed to find serenity in a world of conflicting i... read more

What I've Learned from You is the story of the lessons of life taught to a doctor by his patients. It takes us on a journey from an inner-city trauma center to the bedside of a dying cancer patient. It explores human relationships and gives an intimate view into the window of the human condition. On the road to becoming a physician, Dr. Kelly longed to find serenity in a world of conflicting i... read more

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