This family cookbook I made was not for widespread publication. I know it’s not really a book cover per say especially since there is no author name but I created the  cover  specifically for this use.  From gathering family items to the table, cookbooks and flower choice.

I have been making personal photo books for years from vacations and trips we’ve taken but this was the first effort that family would be purchasing the end product.

This project was for CC  Tillery’s third book in the Appalachian Journey series, Beloved Woman.  It is a full flat for print, cover for an ebook and audiobook. With two images, and one painting provided, and two photos I took on the back cover of Queen Anne’s Lace and the  painting by John Tillery, along with a texture,  publisher imprint logo, series brand mark logo, two 3D images and social media banners for Facebook and Google+.  Read more about the making of Beloved Woman here.

After I finished Beloved Woman the authors hired me to redesign the cover for MoonFixer that they had made. See the photo to the left

It is a full flat for print, cover for an ebook and an audio book. With the photo of the house painting by John Tillery provided. The moon is a photo I had already shot. The front cover was a custom shoot. I had the publisher imprint logo, and series brand mark logo from Beloved Woman. I remade the social media banner for Facebook with the new book added. Read more about the making of Moonfixer here.

These two full flat covers are from my own two books.  A spot color gloss cover for the hardcover and a matte full color for the abridged paperback edition. My latest book,You Had Me at Meow; Considerations before Adopting your Cat. Available as an ebook and paperback.

CC Tillery’s first book in Brown Mountain Lights series, is Through the Brown Mountain Lights.  This was challenging because the story line covers time travel, the old south of the past, and late 60’s, plus the mystery of the lights, healers, war, friendship and romance. The cover photo was a custom shoot of Brown Mountain in Morganton NC.

Their second book in Brown Mountain Lights series, is Seeking the Brown Mountain Lights. I used the same photo with extensive editing. I added the pinecone and used the same series logo that was made from the first book in the series.

The authors know all the editions they will need and order them at one time. They start with the ebook cover an follow with the full flat print book, audio book, and social media covers at a later time.  Read more about the making of the covers for the Brown Mountain Light series here.

This cover illustration is for author Bill Ramsey. I was hired for the front cover only and then because of changes after the design was finished, they ended up using my photo and concept idea by keeping  similar text and colors.

I took the photo, “Light Swirls” and edited in the colors for the cover illustration.

CC  Tillery’s first book in the Appalachian Journey series,  was Whistling Woman. I had the  requirement to make it as close to the original (at your left) but still new and fitting to the series theme.

It is a full flat for print, front covers for an ebook and an audio book. The front cover was a custom shoot and I used the same photo for the back cover background. I took a the photo of John Tillery’s apple painting and made the best seller sticker. I had the publisher imprint logo, and series brand mark logo from designing the previous two in the series. I remade the social media banner for Facebook. Read more about the making of Whistling Woman here.

These two cover mock-up full flats are for a friend and local author. Unwilling Angel is a re-design of an existing book.  The series is not in print at this time as the author concentrates on another series.  Both have 3 images not including the author supplied photo . I did  not design the original.

Here are two designs I submitted for the 2015 CFA Yearbook contest. I based my color choice on the fact that they plan to go back to  orange and purple color theme and trading cards.

The covers that I have designed should all be linked to the authors works. Some links require you right click and open in a new tab. Give their books a read (and review).

This cover was designed for the late Chuck Werle. It underwent several revisions with cover changes, spine width changes and title changes.  Ultimately he chose to use a Create Space cover with his photo on the cover.

Wise Woman, is the 4th and final book in the Appalachian Journey series by CC Tillery

It is a full flat for print, cover for an ebook and audiobook. With two images I shot for this cover (the image on the front and another of the feathers on the back, plus the one of John Tillery’s painting on the back cover.  I had the publisher imprint logo, and series brand mark logo from Beloved Woman. I remade the social media banner for Facebook and reworked their business cards. Read more about the making of Wise Woman here.

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