Love As It Seems

Print cover for Love As It Seems by Audrey E. King

Congratulations to Audrey E. King on the recent launch of her romance novel Love As It Seems. Audrey asked me to work on the cover with her. I’m thrilled with what our collaboration created!

Ebook cover for Love As It Seems by Audrey E. King

Love As It Seems is available in print and ebook versions through amazon and other retailers.

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I Just Came Here To Dance

Print cover of I Just Came Here To Dance by Susan Mary Malone

Congratulations to Susan Mary Malone on the relaunch of her women’s fiction novel I Just Came Here To Dance! It was my pleasure to work on this cover. I loved exploring different visuals representing the out-of-control feeling Susan wanted to convey and I’m thrilled with the final result.

ebook cover of I Just Came Here To Dance by Susan Mary Malone

I Just Came Here To Dance will be available September 15, 2015. You can pre-order your copy at amazon. I Just Came Here To Dance is published by White Bird Publications, LLC.

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Girl Incredible print version

Paperback cover of Girl Incredible by Patti Larsen

Girl Incredible from award-winning young adult author Patti Larsen, is now out in paperback.

I was thrilled to work on the custom interior design for this book!

Inspired by early reviews, I brainstormed a list of empowering words and typeset them in the script font from the cover to use as watermarks on the chapter start pages. We added in some illustration chapter starts (some illustrations pulled from the cover and some new), to complete over twenty different chapter starts for this design.

I am so happy with how this book turned out! Girl Incredible is available in paperback from amazon.

Here’s a sample of the design:

title page from paperback version of Girl Incredible by Patti Larsen

Chapter 1 start from Girl Incredible by Patti Larsen

Chapter 12 start from Girl Incredible by Patti Larsen

Chapter 25 start from Girl Incredible by Patti Larsen

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Author bio pages from Girl Incredible by Patti Larsen

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The S Squad #4: The Hockey Mystery

The S Squad #4: The Hockey Mystery

Lisa Cameron recently contracted me to create the cover for her fourth book in The S Squad series…The Hockey Mystery.

We had so much fun with this cover! When we worked on the branding for the series a couple of years ago, we settled on a versatile treatment for the graphics. All the comic book graphics originally started as photographs.

Congratulations, Lisa! The Hockey Mystery is now available at amazon.com.

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The Healing Harp

Sometimes, I work on non book-related projects, like this one for the Healing Harp Conference. In my spare time, I am a harp player. We have an active harp community in Nova Scotia, and this conference is one of many get-togethers we will have this year.

The organizer approached me to design a poster. This progressed to a poster, social media post and event cover image, as well as a little technical research and advice on electronic event registering software.

All the graphics were provided. The colors came from the presenting clinician’s logo, which I loved.

Healing Harp Conference Poster

Healing Harp Facebook event

Healing Harp facebook post

I also wrote marketing copy to go with the social media post graphics:

Join Harpist Cheryl Reid O’Hagan and The Nova Scotia Harp Ring as they present Clinician Laurence Marie in presentations and workshops on The Healing Harp, March 27 & 28 at St. John’s Anglican Church, 2187 Larry Uteck Boulevard, Halifax.

Laurence Marie, RN, BMus, CTHP, VAHT is a Certified Therapeutic Harp Practitioner & Vibroacoustic Harp Therapist. She is accredited with The National Standards Board for Therapeutic Musicians, The International Harp Therapy Program and The Vibroacoustic Harp Therapy Program. Laurence’s harp therapy practice, Harpsylon Therapies, is located in Moncton, New Brunswick.

On Friday, March 27, 7:00 – 8:30 PM, there will be a welcoming reception and a hands-on workshop covering the modes and songs used by harp therapists.

On Saturday, March 28, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Laurence will be presenting the history and science of harp therapy, including case studies on the morning and also cover the use of modes and songs learned the evening before. In the afternoon, Laurence will introduce Vibroacoustic Therapy and will demonstrate, allowing each participant to feel its effects.

Cost is $50.00 for harpists and $40.00 for auditors/observers, payable at the door.

For more information and to pre-register, visit Facebook.com/NSHarpRing or call 902.xxx.xxxx

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Girl Incredible

Girl Incredible cover ebook mockup

2015 started with exciting new book projects, and here’s the first. I had so much fun on this project and as I finish up design on the cover of the second book, I can’t wait to work on the rest of them!

So very different from anything Patti Larsen and I have done before, the original inspiration to communicate Kit’s unfailing optimism was girl power, superhero treatments and lots of sparkly stuff. During the creative process, I felt the need to explore the quirky side of Kit’s personality by incorporating hard crafted elements, and the branding for the series was born.

Patti plans multiple books in this series, spanning three years of Kit’s life. Patti and I have plans to subtly change the covers over time to reflect Kit’s aging.

Plans are also in the works for a print version ready for this spring.

Girl Incredible is now avaialble from amazon and other online retailers.

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