I've worked in book design for over seven years. I specialise in high-end photo-manipulation work, but I love designing all genres. I've worked with both self-published authors and traditional publishing houses, dedicating my time to make authors feel like best sellers.
My goal is to help change the stigma of self-publishing and show it's a professional field of high quality. I do this by designing beautiful book covers, teaching design skills, and working together with authors to produce the best book they can.
Director and owner of The Book Design House (previously the Scarlett Rugers Book Design Agency). Changing the lives of authors through design and education.
Lauren Donalan was once Whispering Bay’s golden girl—the rich, bubbly blonde cheerleader who married the high school football star. When her mediocre marriage falls apart, she returns home and starts a vintage clothing business, determined to prove she’s more than just a pretty face with a trust fund. Nate Miller may have been a nerd in high school, but now he has a beautiful girlfriend and is... read more
Learn how to teach yourself Spanish online for free and have tons of fun while you're at it by using Spanish-language media that YOU get to pick (TV shows, songs, movies, books, etc.) Plus, you ensure that you're learning modern everyday Spanish as it's spoken by native speakers by learning Spanish from popular contemporary media intended FOR native speakers! This book is an entire guide for l... read more
She's an expert on celebrities. He’s the biggest of them all. Can she risk everything she’s ever known for true love?Olivia Fowler uses “being average” to her advantage. She runs a company setting up other average people to meet celebrities and business is booming. After a chance encounter with uber-famous Alexander Young, her world of knowing Hollywood’s most rich and famous is thrown into se... read more
“Curling up with a Maria Geraci novel is as familiar, fun, and emotionally satisfying as gabbing on the phone with your very best girlfriend.” - New York Times bestselling author Roxanne St. Claire Allie Grant doesn’t believe in second chances. She does, however, believe in the power of a permanent paycheck. So when a tipster reports that the soon-to-be demolished senior center in her hometown... read more
When Mimi Grant becomes mayor of Whispering Bay, she gets a whole lot more than she bargained for. Her biggest concern? The city’s annual festival is in financial ruin and the former housewife doesn’t have a clue how to fix things. But, she’s determined to bring the sleepy beachside town into the twenty-first century. Hunky Police Chief Zeke Grant isn’t happy that his estranged wife Mimi has j... read more
"The Catalain Book of Secrets opens with a bang and keeps on firing off the unexpected. Think Charles deLint or Alice Hoffman...spell-binding." ―Midwest Book ReviewFaith Falls is a snug little Minnesota town constructed over a mystery, a place where the most impressive building is a gorgeous Queen Anne with turrets, cantilevered gables, and a wraparound porch. In a concealed room beneath the t... read more
Humor and heartbreak, hope and magic Every one of Helena Catalain's handmade candies carries magic, and that's a problem for Meredith Gottfridsen. Awakening the 100-year-old feud between her family and the Catalains, Meredith forces peaceful Helena to fight to keep Seven Daughters, her famous candy store, and the beautiful Queen Anne mansion she calls home. When a massive ball of snakes overta... read more
A Magical World. A Stolen Birthright. A Forbidden Love.16-year-old Aurora Darlington is an orphan. Mistreated by her adopted family and bullied at school, she dreams of running away and being free. But when she is kidnapped and dragged through a portal into a magical world, suddenly her old life doesn't seem so bad. Avalonia is a dangerous land ruled by powerful mages and a cruel, selfish quee... read more
Two people, one city, different times; connected by a memoir. Can love exist in a city destined for decades of misery?Adnan leads a weary existence as a bookshop owner in modern-day, war-torn Baghdad, where bombings, corruption and assault are everyday occurrences and the struggle to survive has suffocated the joy out of life for most. But when he begins to clean out his bookshop of forty year... read more
After the murder of Anya's shaman grandfather, Tuoni the Finnish God of the Dead, arrives to give her a mission; awaken her magic and take up the family mantle of Gate Keeper to Skazki, the Russian Otherworld, before monsters and dark gods break into the real world. Joined by Yvan, a Skazki prince who can transform into the legendary firebird, Anya is hunted by the prince's dark-magic-wielding... read more
What would you do with a key that could open anything?In the spirit of "The Princess Bride," "Stardust" and "Howl's Moving Castle" comes a story of adventure, redemption, magic and the ever perilous True Love. After a hasty wish on the Evening Star, pensioner Martha Brown finds a key with the power to open the heart of all that it touches. When the Eagle Key opens a door to Faerie Martha is sp... read more
They Want Her Silence. He Wants Her Surrender.After Meri Darrow is suddenly fired from her dream job and leveled by a mystery illness, she retreats to her family's beach cottage. Arrogant neighbor Rob McLain knows that brilliant but naïve Meri is up against powerful biotech interests that could crush them both. But that's not why this intense attraction scares the hell out of him. Meri has Rob... read more
An epic battle between psychological manipulation and natural magic unfolds as Perjos, the world’s greatest magician, returns to the Blank Slate Boarding House for Creatives to settle old scores.The house’s newest servant, Emily Turner, must resist the magician’s powers alone after her only friend disappears, leaving her to face Perjos as he destroys the lives of the the artists who stay at th... read more
Panther in the Hive is at once an unforgettable coming-of-age story and a captivating vision of an unsettling future. Tasha Lockett, orphan, oddball, and former fashion addict, is alone in a Chicago overrun with citizens-turned-weapons, the result of the cybertronic disaster that brought the country to its knees four days ago. When Tasha receives a letter from her estranged sister warning her ... read more
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I'm a book designer, a typography lover, an avid bird-watcher, and a city explorer. I have a thing for texture, bold colour, and simplicity.
Book cover and interior designer who has worked on hundreds of titles for a wide range of genres; including several national bestsellers.