Megan Katsanevakis

Megan Katsanevakis - Designer Tick

Charleston, SC, United States

Designer with a love for books, especially Mystery and Fantasy, who has spent the last 12 years learning the ins and outs of publishing.

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With over 12 years experience in the printing-and-publishing industry, I understand the passion, time, and energy invested in bringing a book to life, and I use my knowledge to research, conceptualize, and produce intriguing and professional interior and cover designs that help our authors reach their target audiences.

Languages
English
Fiction
Adventure
Crime & Mystery
Fantasy
Literature
Romance
Young Adult & Teen
Non-Fiction
Business & Management
Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits
Self-help & Self-improvement

Work experience

Freelance Designer

Self-employed
October, 2014 – Present (about 4 years)

Publishing Design Coordinator

Amazon.com
January, 2011 – September, 2013 (over 2 years)

Collaborated with Amazon Publishing to fulfill cover and interior designs that rival traditional publishing houses. This also included managing a team of freelancers and project teams to complete large scale book design projects that can be found below.

Design Product Lead

CreateSpace, Subsidiary of Amazon.com
August, 2008 – October, 2014 (about 6 years)

Owned the implementation and maintenance of quality standards for all design products including cover and interior offerings. Responsible for successful rollouts of new products, creating and delivering subject-matter training, and creating and implementing product quality auditing program for design services while working closely with internal and B2B teams.

Portfolio (16 selected works)

Elite

Maryam Ahmed

In the near future, the United States has split into two nations—the East and the West—over the discovery of vast amounts of gold in the Montana wilderness. In Austin, Texas, young Juniper “June” Eaves is troubled by a rash of mysterious deaths that seem to be occurring on a regular basis. Then, her aunt Jessica turns up among the dead, and a devastated June discovers her aunt left behind a co... read more

In the near future, the United States has split into two nations—the East and the West—over the discovery of vast amounts of gold in the Montana wilderness. In Austin, Texas, young Juniper “June” Eaves is troubled by a rash of mysterious deaths that seem to be occurring on a regular basis. Then, her aunt Jessica turns up among the dead, and a devastated June discovers her aunt left behind a co... read more

Galendra: Book One of the Valden Saga

Margit Hofstad

Princess Galendra wonders if she could burn her castle to the ground. She is the one person in the entire land who can make it happen. From an early age, she has been able to conjure fire. But this isn’t the only secret her family has kept. Galendra soon realizes she is a descendent of slaves, a race of people subjugated by the ruling class.As Galendra contemplates how best to save her people,... read more

Princess Galendra wonders if she could burn her castle to the ground. She is the one person in the entire land who can make it happen. From an early age, she has been able to conjure fire. But this isn’t the only secret her family has kept. Galendra soon realizes she is a descendent of slaves, a race of people subjugated by the ruling class.As Galendra contemplates how best to save her people,... read more

No Requiem For Natalie

Mr. Jeff T. Snyder

Haunted by visions of a drowning woman, Lance Elette searches the reopened investigation into the untimely death of Hollywood actress Natalie Wood. He realizes that she is the woman in and of his dreams and, with spiritual guidance from a friend, discovers that their connection may be from a past life. But a former life is not his concern; Lance wants to save Natalie and allow her to live her ... read more

Haunted by visions of a drowning woman, Lance Elette searches the reopened investigation into the untimely death of Hollywood actress Natalie Wood. He realizes that she is the woman in and of his dreams and, with spiritual guidance from a friend, discovers that their connection may be from a past life. But a former life is not his concern; Lance wants to save Natalie and allow her to live her ... read more

Dry Beetles and Wet Turtles

Charles M. Bump

Sometimes rare or unusual cases of infectious disease are solved in the microbiology laboratory. This book presents not only such cases but also the solution to other problems from the author's plus years of experience. Cases were derived from several different hospital based laboratories.

Sometimes rare or unusual cases of infectious disease are solved in the microbiology laboratory. This book presents not only such cases but also the solution to other problems from the author's plus years of experience. Cases were derived from several different hospital based laboratories.

The Secret of Seacoast Island: The Case of the Pink Polkadot Underpants

Judy Conlin

Desiree, a romantic suspense writer, is jilted by handsome doctor and most eligible bachelor, Mark. She accepts a job housesitting on a one residence island, hoping to recover emotionally and to finish her latest novel. A terrible storm ensues on the very first night she and her dog, Lazlo, spend there, leaving them alone in a strange place in the dark. The next morning, Desiree is shocked to ... read more

Desiree, a romantic suspense writer, is jilted by handsome doctor and most eligible bachelor, Mark. She accepts a job housesitting on a one residence island, hoping to recover emotionally and to finish her latest novel. A terrible storm ensues on the very first night she and her dog, Lazlo, spend there, leaving them alone in a strange place in the dark. The next morning, Desiree is shocked to ... read more

Moonin Canoe & White Owl: The Great Gold Heist of 1870 (Volume 1)

Marty Napierski

In 1870, hundreds of thousands of dollars in gold have disappeared en route from Denver City to Kansas City. Considering the seventh cavalry was guarding the treasure, the heist has left everyone baffled. It's a perfect crime—that is, until greed enters the picture and the mastermind unexpectedly drops dead. Soldiers, a band of Apaches, a money hungry hired gun, and Pinkerton detectives all wa... read more

In 1870, hundreds of thousands of dollars in gold have disappeared en route from Denver City to Kansas City. Considering the seventh cavalry was guarding the treasure, the heist has left everyone baffled. It's a perfect crime—that is, until greed enters the picture and the mastermind unexpectedly drops dead. Soldiers, a band of Apaches, a money hungry hired gun, and Pinkerton detectives all wa... read more

The Waters of Eden

C. W. Irwin

It is the year 1907, shortly before the end of the Brazilian rubber boom. Funded by a shadowy US investor, a young biologist and his wife move to the Amazon Basin to develop a more productive strain of Hevea Brasiliensis – the indigenous rubber tree. The biologist’s life takes an unexpected turn when a local native chief shows him an amazing flower that can revive the recently deceased and may... read more

It is the year 1907, shortly before the end of the Brazilian rubber boom. Funded by a shadowy US investor, a young biologist and his wife move to the Amazon Basin to develop a more productive strain of Hevea Brasiliensis – the indigenous rubber tree. The biologist’s life takes an unexpected turn when a local native chief shows him an amazing flower that can revive the recently deceased and may... read more

Lost and Found in Harlem: A Ross Agency Mystery

Delia C. Pitts

When Shelba Rook’s home burns down, he realizes he has nothing left. What’s a jobless, homeless private detective to do? He’s feeling more than a little lost. Shelba Rook’s “home” was in fact a room in a Harlem brothel. Not only does the catastrophic fire at Auberge Rouge take the few items he could call his earthly possessions; it ends up killing an innocent woman. As Rook struggles to find a... read more

When Shelba Rook’s home burns down, he realizes he has nothing left. What’s a jobless, homeless private detective to do? He’s feeling more than a little lost. Shelba Rook’s “home” was in fact a room in a Harlem brothel. Not only does the catastrophic fire at Auberge Rouge take the few items he could call his earthly possessions; it ends up killing an innocent woman. As Rook struggles to find a... read more

Whistle Daughter Whistle

T. C. Scott

When scientists discover that microbes living in Europa’s massive ocean have life-giving properties that can cure most forms of cancer, the resulting boom in the medical industry creates powerful drug houses whose influence affects the rest of the moon colony’s community—for better and for worse. By 2182, Gloster Alexander, the colony’s police chief and prosecutor, is doing his best to preserv... read more

When scientists discover that microbes living in Europa’s massive ocean have life-giving properties that can cure most forms of cancer, the resulting boom in the medical industry creates powerful drug houses whose influence affects the rest of the moon colony’s community—for better and for worse. By 2182, Gloster Alexander, the colony’s police chief and prosecutor, is doing his best to preserv... read more

Cowboys to Camelot: A Novel

Mary Kay Leatherman

GHOST AND GRAMMAR ARE THE LEAST OF HER WORRIESHuman bones showing up on the campus of the high school where she teaches have newly divorced Annie Day feeling rattled, both at school and at home with her four-year-old son. The ghost in her attic now seems mundane compared to the haunting bones creating a citywide panic.Bone after bone appears at the school, and Annie soon finds herself in the w... read more

GHOST AND GRAMMAR ARE THE LEAST OF HER WORRIESHuman bones showing up on the campus of the high school where she teaches have newly divorced Annie Day feeling rattled, both at school and at home with her four-year-old son. The ghost in her attic now seems mundane compared to the haunting bones creating a citywide panic.Bone after bone appears at the school, and Annie soon finds herself in the w... read more

Reveille for a New Gospel

Michael Cronin

In the novel Reveille for a New Gospel, Henry Knudsen believes he’s living his life according to Gospel principles, especially the Sermon on the Mount and parables. But he lapses. His sister’s response is a reveille, a strong wake-up call, “Change your behavior or stop visiting our home.” A confused Henry seeks counsel from his parish priest, who also manages programs for the homeless where he... read more

In the novel Reveille for a New Gospel, Henry Knudsen believes he’s living his life according to Gospel principles, especially the Sermon on the Mount and parables. But he lapses. His sister’s response is a reveille, a strong wake-up call, “Change your behavior or stop visiting our home.” A confused Henry seeks counsel from his parish priest, who also manages programs for the homeless where he... read more

Profit with a Higher Purpose: A Christian Guide to Business Leadership

Peet van Biljon, James Sprouse

How can traditional Christian teachings help business leaders to align their daily business decisions more closely with their faith and thereby contribute to a transformation of the business world into one that is more people-centric than profit-centric? That's what Peet van Biljon and James C Sprouse address in their new book.Business decisions greatly affect the lives of employees, customers... read more

How can traditional Christian teachings help business leaders to align their daily business decisions more closely with their faith and thereby contribute to a transformation of the business world into one that is more people-centric than profit-centric? That's what Peet van Biljon and James C Sprouse address in their new book.Business decisions greatly affect the lives of employees, customers... read more

Murder in the Gardens

Robert Trotta

Rocco DeAngelis doesn’t know what to do with his forced retirement. A career criminal mastermind who eventually became the best in the business in now lives in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. As Rocco looks at a life of tranquil relaxation, he balks. It’s time he got back in the business. Unfortunately for the Gardens, that business just happens to be organized crime and high-end heists. Rocco wa... read more

Rocco DeAngelis doesn’t know what to do with his forced retirement. A career criminal mastermind who eventually became the best in the business in now lives in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. As Rocco looks at a life of tranquil relaxation, he balks. It’s time he got back in the business. Unfortunately for the Gardens, that business just happens to be organized crime and high-end heists. Rocco wa... read more

THE BUSINESS MENTOR: Elevate your Management IQ: A series of fireside chats on business philosophy, market growth strategy, brand development, and common sense

Ira Bernard Teich

THE BUSINESS MENTOR: ELEVATE YOUR MANAGEMENT IQ reflects my experiences with hundreds of clients over many years. The genius of business lies in the understanding of the principles and mostly in their implementation, so I focus on how to approach, apply, and benefit from business and market growth principles. These are simple concepts that will reinforce well-imbedded principles for many seaso... read more

THE BUSINESS MENTOR: ELEVATE YOUR MANAGEMENT IQ reflects my experiences with hundreds of clients over many years. The genius of business lies in the understanding of the principles and mostly in their implementation, so I focus on how to approach, apply, and benefit from business and market growth principles. These are simple concepts that will reinforce well-imbedded principles for many seaso... read more

Get Your Invent On™: Transparent Inventing: The invention platform for do-it-yourself witty inventors.

Lynn Boykins

New inventions are the lifeblood of many inventors and the companies they sell to. However, though we may marvel at each gadget that comes along to make our lives easier, we are largely unaware of the plight of the inventor, and of the complicated process of bringing that invention to market. After a disappointing experience in her attempt to patent and market her first invention, author Lynn ... read more

New inventions are the lifeblood of many inventors and the companies they sell to. However, though we may marvel at each gadget that comes along to make our lives easier, we are largely unaware of the plight of the inventor, and of the complicated process of bringing that invention to market. After a disappointing experience in her attempt to patent and market her first invention, author Lynn ... read more

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Deanna Johnson

Megan was wonderful to work with. I will be working with her in the future too. She was really organized and patient with me and my ideas. Also great to work with if you're a first time self publishing author and don't know the ropes so well. Very helpful. I loved the end results. She created a beautiful book cover, which I can't wait to see in print.

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Deanna Johnson, September 2018


Michael R. Hogan

Great work!

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Michael R. Hogan, September 2018


jennifer ahens

Megan has been amazing in helping me bring the vision for my debut novel to life. She is the first cover artist I have ever worked with and I am pleased to say that I've had a great experience. She is incredibly professional and efficient and she did a brilliant job on my cover. I highly, highly recommend her services.

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jennifer ahens, June 2018

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