A book cover and interior format designer, with many (many!) years of multi-discipline creative experience in graphics, illustration, photography, video & marketing.
Happy working for either print or e-book / digital, I like direct, punchy and – occasionally – intriguing (in my book covers!). Oftentimes my work is character-focussed and photographically-based.
On occasion, some of my work may now include little bits of CGI. (Oh, my giddy Aunt... '.' )
Client-centric, highly collaborative and quality driven: your needs are mine to fulfil (and are normally fulfilled quickly, too).
All of my design offers - whether for e-book, print, or both - always include promotional images such as simulated 3D book covers, on-tablet device renders, Twitter and Facebook social media banners. Nice!
I provide full interior formatting services for both print and ebook; whether with cover design or just interiors only. For such work, a first interior proof is normally back to the client within 2-3 working days from receipt of manuscript.
I can also advise on technical matters, marketing options and even book titles and taglines, if needs be.
My motto: always a pleasure, never a chore. *nods*
Full Service List:
Any or all of the following services can be commissioned either together, or totally separately from each other (a good example here: if another designer is already doing your book cover design, I’m totally happy to do the interior formatting elements…)
• Print book cover design
• Ebook cover design
• Print book interior formatting & design
• Ebook interior formatting & design
• Book promotional images (ie: simulated images of your finished print book or ebook)
• Author websites: I'm now providing author websites. These include various pages, image galleries, blogs, contact forms and more. Website packages include design, hosting and support for the first year, with further annual support available on the site's anniversary. Ask for details!
I own and run my own busy book design and media illustration company, providing a full range of services to traditional and self-publishers. Services include interior and cover design, marketing imagery and adaptable author website design.
Claire Laine is in serious danger. Her affluent employer has given her one job: steal a rare book from a monastic library. American businessman Isaac Knighton is steps ahead of her, however, and his unintentional interference reveals a plot by Claire’s fellow agent, Nazi idealist Karl Wessel, to secure a technology so powerful that it could forever change the course of the world. Appearances a... read more
A father protects his family; he will lose it all for his family. “My name is James, and I was a computer guy all my life. I was the best in the world at solving problems. I had a loving wife and a beautiful daughter in every sense of the word. They were mine, and I was theirs. My name is James. I don’t want to remember anymore. I am a ghost of the man I used to be. I—we—are the ghosts of what... read more
An original and exciting story containing 3,000 interactive word definitions along with their synonyms and antonyms, in context, on the pages (suitable for CEM and GL 11 Plus).Claire and Ben are ordinary schoolchildren. Life is predictable … until one day when everything changes – forever.Claire finds a mysterious letter asking her to travel to a strange place, alone. Her sister is in danger. ... read more
What do your dating life, financial illiteracy, and the characterisation of Mickey Mouse have in common?These are all factors deeply affected by the environments we developed in as a species. In this thought-provoking and controversial book, financial journalist Richard Amador examines the evolution of human psychology in order to explain the development of trade, civilisation and world financ... read more
Dubai Dreamers .....Many people view Dubai as the place to achieve their greatest dreams: bask in 365 days of sunshine; bag a tax free salary, with huge savings potential; access a red tape free, entrepreneurial economy; create an ideal base to launch the offshore family unit; enjoy a fabulous Dom Perignon champagne breakfast lifestyle in a beautiful Jumeirah beachfront home…All of that is pos... read more
DCI Jack Robson believes he is hunting a kidnapper…Away from his posting in London, Robson is asked to lead an investigation in the south west of England. But what begins as abaffling local kidnapping mystery, quickly escalates into something far more sinister.In pursuit of the perpetrators, DCI Robson joins forces with Inspector Emma Wilson and the rest of the regional CID team. Together, the... read more
A novel of love and war, of legacy and fate, of parallel and colliding worlds. Nora McMahon is a young Irish girl raised by her grandfather on a County Clare tenant farm on the eve of the Great War. Her parents were executed following a failed local rebellion and she inherits their penchant for adventure and their dreams of a free Ireland. She is a witness to the radical political change overt... read more
Depression is a constant tug-a-war of your mind and body fighting to live or die. In some spaces there is a stigma where people who deal with depression are shamed when they seek therapy or take medication. The prayers in this book are an invitation to live with depression out loud and to use prayer as a safe place to vent and bring your real self to God. It is not to suggest that you can pray... read more
Lemalia is the home of the wonder metal, Duritium, that has revolutionized modern society. When the newly elected president of this small island nation is gunned down, it creates a power vacuum filled by his opponent that sets off a chain of events that reshapes the geopolitical landscape.A world away the U.S. government launches its first superhuman defense initiative, Vigil. The group is com... read more
An intriguing and captivating mystery novel.Harold Appleby has not seen his childhood friend for over half a century, yet when he spots a young runner on the beach early one morning, it could almost be his old friend incarnate.He treats it as one of life's little idiosyncrasies, but when his wife, Mary, a celebrated but now semi retired psychiatrist, is assigned a boy on psychiatric referral -... read more
The United States - as we know it - is no more. Monetary experiments by the Federal Reserve and other central banks - exercised in the wake of the Global Financial Crisis - have resulted in the destruction of the World's economy. Much of the former US has descended into chaos. But, in the South and Midwest, a new and powerful Nation has emerged: The Republic of Texas. The Lone Star State stand... read more
Just because everyone thinks you're nothing doesn't mean you've got nothing to lose.George Engle’s lived in the long shadow of his superstar twin brothers since they died in a freak accident when he was thirteen. Now, in the spring of 1986, George and his childhood friends are living lives they never wanted. It's easy to sleepwalk through insignificance, until a second freak accident jolts the... read more
THE BOY. Far out to sea. Sudden, rogue waves onthe horizon. The sight stunned FreddyHorncastle, just waking.Wait – could that be Tommy, their youngest? Wherewas his wife; the lifeguards, other beachgoers? Hadeveryone left?Freddy later swore to police that he never saw a boyin the water, never tried to signal, get help. Therewere no other witnesses close by. When the waveshit, he prayed his fam... read more
Sister Lee Naughton is a young Roman Catholic nun teaching health and psychology at the Divine Mercy Academy for girls in South Buffalo. She gains sudden stardom after being asked to host a relationship advice show on a local radio station. Lee’s success makes her the toast of the town even as it brands her the black sheep of her religious order. As her life takes an unexpected turn, Lee must ... read more
Nikki Holloway would rather have a root canal than a date…After a nightmare wedding reception and a honeymoon trip with friends instead of a husband, Nikki wants nothing more than to be left alone – forever. Buffalo Winged is a multi-generational story set in Buffalo, New York. The themes of love and loss, betrayal and forgiveness are echoed in their parents’ generation as former friends quest... read more
A touching tale of determination, female friendship and love against all odds. Inspired by a true story, The Prisoner of Thiago is a gripping historical novel that lays bare the unimaginable suffering and fear endured by the Moriscos of Spain during the sixteenth century. At the heart of the novel is Zaira, a spirited Morisco girl, who refuses to yield to her Catholic oppressors. Separated fro... read more
While going through her elderly mother’s things, Lindsey Casselton discovers a photo of her mother in the arms of a stranger. The photo is dated nine months before Lindsey was born. The father she grew up with is dead and her mother has Alzheimer's, which leaves Lindsey no option but to embark on a life-changing journey to learn about her birth father—a CIA operative in Vietnam, who went missi... read more
Colin used to have it all until the disappearance of his wife a decade ago caused him to gradually lose everything. The only thing he didn't lose is also the one remaining light in the dreariness of his life, his daughter Penny. Still living in the same small town where he once believed all dreams can come true, Colin works through each day doing his best to provide for his little girl. Until ... read more
Could God change the world through seemingly average, ordinary people like you and me?One Thousand Risks is proof that Jesus can set you up to discover adventure in abundance. With an all-out-fight against comfort, fear, and living half-heartedly present, One Thousand Risks will help you know how to experience a super-powered life of spiritual significance. Your problem is fear––mostly the fea... read more
SHORTLISTED FOR THE GREAT OUTDOORS BOOK OF THE YEAR 2018John D Burns is an award winning mountain author:I can move only with the aid of barrels of anti-inflammatory gel, sticking plasters and real ale anaesthetic. Martin and I descend from hours of walking to the small town of Middleton-in-Teesdale. I walk, stiff legged, into the campsite office and a plump, middle-aged woman looks up from he... read more
SHORTLISTED FOR TGO BOOK OF THE YEARThis is a book for everyone who truly loves the mountains and wild places. John Burns takes you on a journey of over forty years from the hills of Britain to adventures in the Rocky Mountains of USA and Canada. His love for the Scottish Highlands and his intimate knowledge of its wild glens and distant peaks means that this book will resonate with anyone who... read more
One town. Five women. Dark events.Life is not easy for the women of Glasdrum...A skeleton is unearthed, too many walkers are falling to their deaths off mountain cliffs, and the local pub doesn’t know how to make a decent raspberry daiquiri. Single mother Megan is a hill runner and cannabis dealer, an unlikely friend of well-to-do Finella, whose confident appearance hides struggles with her un... read more
Love, death, culture clash, escape... an emotional roller-coaster for anyone who loves a hard-hitting 'women in jeopardy' thriller.1994: Jane has no idea of the horrors in store when she plunges into a new life in North Africa with her recently discovered sister, Crystal. When she falls in love with Ali, she believes happiness is within her grasp. But Ali persists in digging into secrets that ... read more
We all want our students and children to reach out and grab sparks of knowledge like fireflies in the night.Capturing and admiring these fireflies of knowledge takes the right environment for them to flourish. This book illustrates ten elements of building authentic tasks in the classroom through rich narratives and engaging projects. These elements encompassed into WE CAPTURED will have your ... read more
From the moment the Lord decided to bless us with his presence is the day the world changed.Name me another warrior who has done what he has done at the early age of 25. In Stevenson, I see bravery, I see pride, I see excellence, I see change.For his brief time on this earth he has put the police in their place, started a movement in Atlanta to remove confederate symbols, helped our people in ... read more
A bitter, angry mechanic sits in an old Ford Escort parked in the central bus terminal during evening rush hour, knowing he’s about to die in the next few minutes. Devastated by what’s happened to his young family in his home town, Nadesan doesn’t want anyone living in the capital city to ever feel safe again. A local traffic policeman angrily raps on the car window, gesturing at him to move t... read more
Civil war is threatening to tear the island nation of Sri Lanka apart.One of David’s intelligence operatives’ stumbles across a plot by a group of tea estate workers to establish an independent state in the middle of the country. David, on active duty in the north, must convince his superiors that the threat in the hill country is real but then something goes terribly wrong. Priyani in her rol... read more
Depression threw him off course. A detour set his wilder side free.An amusing and life-affirming travel memoir, concluding with tips for managing depressive episodes.Keith Foskett refused to let his dark mood define his limitations. Unknowingly suffering with depression, he took to hiking the wilds of Scotland to face the inner demons that threatened to gnaw him to the bone. From the craggy Hi... read more
Between desert and sky, snow and sun, where few have ventured before, one hiker takes on the six-month challenge of a lifetime.Short-listed for Outdoor Book of the Year by The Great Outdoors Magazine.There are few who can walk a thousand miles in Keith Foskett’s shoes. One can easily forgive such unwillingness considering the places his legs have carried him.Across arid, desolate expanses of s... read more
Sometimes, the best adventures happen by chance.El Camino de Santiago, also known as The Way, is the fabled path that weaves through French and Spanish countryside to its hallowed destination at Santiago de Compostella.Thousands attempt to hike its entirety each year: some succeed, many fail.One man struggling at a crossroads in life meets a stranger in a Greek bar who points him in the right ... read more
Amazing journeys begin with a single step, but only the determined keep hiking.Short-listed for Outdoor Book of the Year by The Great Outdoors MagazineEvery year thousands of adventurers attempt to hike all 2,180 miles of the gruelling and unforgiving Appalachian Trail. Around five months later, beaten and bruised, those who finish are known as thru-hikers.Keith Foskett weaves a true-life tale... read more
Do you find it hard to share your faith? Is it difficult to believe in God, or practice your faith, when contemporary society maintains He doesn’t exist? Are you living with the joy that comes from having a personal relationship with Jesus Christ? After walking away from her Catholic faith, Carol Kelso tells the story of her journey back to God; how He took her from a business career into the ... read more
Brilliant computer scientist, Vladimir Sorovis, is packing up his office when his day is interrupted by a military helicopter carrying a highly unexpected guest.Ushered to a secret location deep in the Nevada desert, Vladimir learns how his former employer, billionaire and serial-entrepreneur Andrew Kevorkian, has been siphoning off hundreds of millions to fund a clandestine deep tech research... read more
She'd worked hard and accomplished fast. However, by 43, 'Superwoman' Cindy Moussi was burnt-out; exhausted from trying to prove herself. She yearned for the slow life. So, she decided to take a gap year! Little did Cindy know what this choice would bring. It would be a time of profound joy and loss, anxiety, overwhelming dread, and an unrelenting terror that would become her permanent compani... read more
Richard Marsh has a comfortable life. A manager in a pharmaceutical company owned by his wealthy father-in-law, he has the wife, children, house and car that many would envy. But he’s trapped. Trapped in a sterile marriage. Trapped in a monotonous job. He’s gripped by cycles of obsessive compulsion, envying the people he watches through the lens of his camera at night. People who don’t know he... read more
1978: The wave of gentrification has yet to break over downtown Los Angeles, and vast swathes of the warehouse district lie nearly abandoned by the sterile trench of the city's concrete-clad river.Lenny Strasser, a straight-arrow type with a taste for shady places, plunges into that world to discover that sometimes the only distance between two points is a very crooked line. When Lenny's frien... read more
2094. The successful testing of the Alcubierre metric makes faster-than-light travel possible. For Michael Vahlroos, CEO of V-Space, this is the start of a new era. Not only will his company be able to sell new spaceships, but it will also spearhead the exploitation of extraterrestrial resources, a must to ensure welfare to our overpopulated earth. Private corporations are the right players to... read more
2095. UN Diplomat Ralf Åhman has successfully championed the creation of the World’s Agency for the Regulation of Space Exploration and Colonization (WARSEC) to keep outer space under UN supervision.Outrageous! thinks Michael Vahlroos, whose corporation V-Space has seen its business opportunities shrink. In the short term, however, V-Space’s business is closely tied to WARSEC’s success.And whi... read more
2097. Phosphate peak on overpopulated earth has jacked up food prices. The European Union threatens to invade Morocco in an attempt to break their monopoly on phosphate extraction.For Michael Vahlroos, CEO of V-Space, the EU would not have to threaten military force if the United Nations legal framework had encouraged the mining of extraterrestrial resources.Meanwhile, the World’s Agency for t... read more
2100. The first interstellar journey to Alpha Centauri has been successful, and the next interstellar exploration wave is about to begin.While the UN and WARSEC (World’s Agency for the Regulation of Space Exploration and Colonization) dispatch exploratory missions to Sirius, Tau Ceti, Epsilon Eridani and 61 Cygni, the space economy in Earth’s orbit is booming.V-Space and V-Travel are getting t... read more
「信長殿、その額にある刀傷ですが、いかがなされたのですか」桜の脳裏に鮮やかに蘇る恐ろしい出来事。十三年前、身を挺して自分を護ってくれた少年の姿が瞼に焼き付いて離れない。その少年は位の高い侍の子供らしく、二回りも大きな牢人に果敢に挑み傷を負った。尾張の統一を目指す織田信長は敵陣の攻略と自身の警護を強化する為、甲賀から敵将の暗殺を任とするくノ一桜隊を雇い入れる。那古野城の天守で初めて桜に会った時、何故か初めてでは無いような不思議な感覚にとらわれる。透き通るような大きな瞳は、遠い昔心を惹かれた美しい少女の面影に重なる。「殿の首は誰にも渡さぬと、今此処でわたしに約束して下され」 目の前にいる女は“この戦に勝て”と迫っているのだ。今川義元が率いる圧倒的な兵力を誇る遠征侵略軍を前に自らの死の覚悟をしていた信長は返事に窮した。 「わしと一緒にいてくれるか」絹の襦袢の下から現れた淡い薔薇色の裸体は... read more
The decision was irreversible. . .Vivien would become either the most remarkable female executive in the industry, or the biggest failure. Vivien Lee has spent her entire consulting career helping CEOs look good, so when she finally has the chance to go after her dream of running a business, she grabs it. A lifelong athlete, Vivien arrives at the Smart Sports campus in Portland, Oregon and is ... read more
After a controversial American researcher is murdered in a remote Finnish village, Boston investigator Harry Walker receives a call from Candice—the victim’s grieving niece. Determined to uncover her uncle’s murderer, Candice finds herself in need of protection from the same forces that led to her uncle’s demise.In a fight for survival through Finland, Scotland, and the United States, Harry an... read more
Darcy plays no games when it comes to men. In her eyes, men are only good for one thing and that is what they carry between their legs. She is a proud mad black woman and likes to thank her fiancé that left her high and dry just months before their wedding for that. Mickey has heard the story way too many times, she loves her girl but is getting tired of telling her love is money and to hell w... read more
A fast-paced and surprising adventure set against a backdrop intertwining parallel universes with contemporary issues, Gatekeepers is a captivating tale of friendship and self-discovery. If you are a fan of reading science fiction, alternative reality and Slipstream books then this is right up your street. With this first exciting installment of The Fog Chronicles series, Haruki Murakami meets... read more
‘Maybe it is a change in temperature or a rise in humidity,’ Yoko and her housemates think upon noticing the mysterious fog enshrouding their home that Sunday morning. However, this occurrence is not just an anomaly in the weather. Crossing the mist, they find themselves transported to an unfamiliar and timeless forest. The search for explanations using our modern day oracle, the Internet, onl... read more
‘Maybe it is a change in temperature or a rise in humidity,’ Yoko and her housemates think upon noticing the mysterious fog enshrouding their home that Sunday morning. However, this occurrence is not just an anomaly in the weather. As two different worlds connect, the encounter brings opportunities and hope for the future, alongside fears and dangers on an individual and global level. The Gate... read more
Elisabeth and Tom Rankin can't imagine one second without their son, Wallace. He is everything they've ever wanted--and so much more. Like all parents, Elisabeth and Tom experience many twists and turns as they embarked upon parenthood. Join them on their life-changing journey as they adopt their son from Russia and return home where hilarity and heartbreak begins.Share their joy and setbacks ... read more
He wanted some father-son time. What he got instead could change mankind…Kurt Sigurdson just wants to be a good father. The Canadian intelligence officer takes his son, Robby, on a buggy adventure trip for some quality time together. In the middle of the desert, they discover something incredible: an alien spacecraft. What’s even stranger is that there’s some kind of link between Robby and the... read more
For so many years, Sandra had worked and strived toward her ideal of the perfect life. By most people’s standards, she had it all – the handsome, upwardly-mobile husband; a respected career at the university; and a nice home, that was ready to receive a child or two under its roof. Like so many of us, Sandra had a vision of the ideal future she’d wanted to create. She thought she knew where li... read more
‘Back to Life ~ Finding the Dream’ charts the author's personal journey from stress of work, life and bereavement, to finding new purpose, passion and meaning in life. Set in 1998, the book is written in the form of conversational letters to the author's father, who died from cancer four years earlier, from various locations, in Ireland, England and Wales."Suffering from information overload, ... read more
Ron Larsen started as an unassuming teenager with no more ambition than winning a little extra cash playing chess when he met a beautiful, eccentric physicist, Regina Russo, with whom he falls in love. Eventually she becomes his mentor and launches him into a journey of discovery of what time is—and what it is not. As they plunge into experiments too dangerous to be revealed, they find themsel... read more
What does it mean to die?For Ashley Currigan it means waking up, opening her eyes, and discovering what she's truly made of. But being dead isn't easy. Not when the woman she loves most in the world goes missing. Not when a myriad of supernaturals want her dead, and she doesn’t even know why. Not when the very monsters who gave her eternal life want to take it away. And not when her only allie... read more
Twenty years from today, the world careens further along today's path to tragedy. Trajectory unfolds a harrowed future, one where nightmares take tea and dreams dissolve in the rising tides of insurrection. Weaving the eerie passions of magical realism into a dilapidating dystopia, this quilt of interlacing stories offers a gleaming lens through which to view the world and thus the shortfall b... read more
In the far future, Earth’s nearby star systems have been colonized. Outfitted with a device that allows them to escape into hallucinations at will, people spend most of their time withdrawn into their own minds. Tikan Solstafir, a renegade who refuses the illusory life enjoyed by others, lives in self-imposed exile on a starship. When a mysterious enemy attacks the ship, Tikan embarks on a mis... read more
Stay and fight or cut and run? Can young Bodee Rivers change his ways and muster the courage to save others from a terrible catastrophe? 1904 New York City- Bodee Rivers, who has always run from the major challenges in his life, moves to the most dangerous block in the city, MINETTA LANE. He struggles to find the strength and courage to survive in his new surroundings, which are governed by an... read more
As First Lady of Alpha and Omega Church of Worship, Kathryn Hill thought she knew how her life would be. But when she catches her husband, Pastor Eric, cheating on her with one of their members, life as she knows it is changed forever. Confronted with his infidelity, Eric claims to be doing God’s will. Witnessing the lack of remorse from the self-proclaimed prophet, Kathryn does some dirt of h... read more
A home that once stood tall is set ablaze. A new journey begins in the chaotic Murrieta Territory.Jeannie Morrell is on the run. Chasing behind her is the expanding Keagan gang that just burned her home to the ground. Before her--through the forest of the Riverlands--is the mysterious, native V'ahani clan and the grizzlies they control.With her family now murdered only months after her thirtee... read more
An ultimatum goes unfulfilled. War is coming to the Murrieta Territory.“You’re breathing for the same reason I am. For the only thing we’ve ever truly had in this world—our brothers."The negotiations with the natives of the Riverlands have failed as Clovis Keagan heads north.However, the truth will finally be revealed to Daniel Keagan about the fire at the Morrell home. How will he maintain th... read more
A resistance borne in a wolf's icy glare. Welcome to Harran!** A BooksGoSocial Gold Quality Mark Earning Novel **Turmoil continues to reign in the Murrieta Territory.Just as the Riverlands fall under control of the Keagan gang, Daniel Keagan is faced with a mysterious new threat. Meanwhile, William Keagan is ready for his journey back to the east Duresian city of New Berkeley, where he will fi... read more
What do you do when you find yourself in a strange body and a different life?Lottie and Charlotte are not having a good morning. They’ve woken up in unfamiliar beds. Not to mention, unfamiliar bodies. What is going on?At least Lottie’s boyfriend, Josh, is by her side. If only Lottie didn’t have this nagging feeling that something important happened last night, but she blew it… Charlotte feels ... read more
Get Three Amazon #1 Bestselling Thrillers in One Kindle Package Do you like fast-paced thrillers with shocking endings?Do you like main characters with big secrets?Do you like novels that appeal to both your mind and your heart? Then you’ll love these three hit books by Ted Galdi, an Amazon #1 bestselling author who’s won Reader Views and Readers’ Favorite awards, and been featured by FOX, ABC... read more
We all have the power to change another’s life!For Rigby Holland, life is vibrant and exciting. She’s living her dream, attending college in the Pacific Northwest and making plans to eventually manage her family’s agribusiness. But a ticking time bomb lurks in her idyllic existence—a disease that will soon upend every aspect of her life and test her and her family in ways they could not have i... read more
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Designs for literary fiction, non fiction, memoir, bios, history, and sexual, racial and cultural identity. Former PenguinUSA designer.
Creative art director and book cover designer specializing in commercial woman's fiction, young adult, and romance.