About Me

 

 Art has always been a part of my life.

Ever since I can remember, I’ve loved art. There wasn’t a safe piece of paper in my home. I doodled everywhere and everything…papers, magazines, envelopes, brother’s homework. Then I started sketching people. I’d go through a magazine and rip out ads, preferably in color, then try to redraw them in a pencil sketch. I’d obsess until I thought it was just as strong as the color photo.

 I’m a perfectionist and enjoy a challenge.

I’ve drawn and designed for years, but my first professional logo was used in 1991 for a community development and my first (published) book cover design appeared in 2005. I hold both a BBA with a specialization in Marketing and an MBA. After working for a national corporation in a marketing position for 15½ years handling all creative aspects of the company, I realized it just wasn’t enough…something was missing. The day-to-day slowly overpowered the creative elements of the job until there was nothing left but management tasks and responsibilities. I realized I enjoyed art a little too much to let it go. I started actively designing book cover art in December 2009 to fuel my creative need. People began asking about my covers and availability (thank you – I am forever grateful). I am now a full-time book cover artist and designer, using my marketing background to create art that grabs the reader’s attention. And I’ve never been happier.

My only regret…not having started this sooner.

As a teenager, my walls were covered by movie posters.  Maybe it’s subliminal after staring at movie posters for so many years.  I don’t know, but I do love a good story, especially those told in a picture.

Reese

Reese

Book Cover Designer & Artist

I believe designing cover art and working with such talent is truly a blessing. My only regret…not having started this sooner.

(About Me image ~ original drawing, © 2013 ~)

Award-Winning Cover Art

 

2018 EPIC Ariana Award

ELPIDA
Cover Category: Children/Young Reader

2017 EPIC Ariana Award

BROKEN
Cover Category: General Fiction/Non-Fiction

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2016 EPIC Ariana Award

THE GATHERING
Cover Category: Children’s/Young Reader

ENSLAVED
Cover Category: Erotica

STEEL AND SONG
Cover Category: Fantasy/Paranormal

RANSOM
Cover Category: Historical

THE BOYS ON THE MOUNTAIN
Cover Category: Horror

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2015 EPIC Ariana Award

Best Mystery/Adventure Cover
BED OF BONES by Cheryl Bradshaw

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2012 EPIC Ariana Award

CAPTURED HEART AND SOUL
Cover Category: Romance

HERE BE DRAGONS
Cover Category: Erotica

WARRIOR ANGEL
Cover Category: Fantasy/Paranormal

KINDRED HEARTS
Cover Category: Historical

THE SEVERING
Cover Category: Horror

TEMPEST’S GIFT
Cover Category: Spiritual/Metaphysical

CLAIMED
Cover Category: Science Fiction

ALL THE KING’S MEN
Cover Category: Suspense/ Mystery/ Adventure

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2011 EPIC Ariana Award

Best Contemporary Romance Cover
ONE MORE SOLDIER by Marie Sexton

Best Sci-fi/Futuristic Erotic Romance Cover
TOUCH OF LILY by Nina Pierce

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2014 RONE Awards

InD’tale Magazine
Historical Post Medieval –
Honorable Mention: VERITY’S LIE

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2014 Best Cover Art

Sinfully…Addicted to All Male Romance (blog)
Reader’s Choice Awards
FULL DISCLOSURE by Kindle Alexander

2016 Best Cover Art

Sinfully Gay Romance Book Reviews
Reader’s Choice Awards
GOLD: BROKEN by Nicola Haken

 

BRONZE: MURMURATION by TJ Klune

 

2016 Best Cover Art

BROKEN by Nicola Haken

The following covers also placed in the top 10…
Full Domain by Kindle Alexander
The Mystery of Nevermore by C.S. Poe
A Mended Man by Jaime Reese

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Rainbow Awards (LGBT)

2014
ORMORPHI by C. Kennedy

2011
CITY FALCON by Feliz Faber

2010
ORACLE by RJ Scott (1st ed. published 2010)

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2015 Best Cover Designer

The Three Bookateers
2015 Indie Awards

2016 Best Cover Art

M/M Goodreads Group
Member’s Choice Awards
1st place: BROKEN by Nicola Haken
3rd place: WOLFSONG by TJ Klune

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2014 Best Cover Art

M/M Goodreads Group
Member’s Choice Awards
FULL DISCLOSURE by Kindle Alexander

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2012 Best Cover Art

M/M Goodreads Group
Member’s Choice Awards
THE GRAVEDIGGER’S BRAWL by Abigail Roux

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2013  eFestival of Words Best of the Independent eBook Awards

Best Cover Art
STRANGER IN TOWN by Cheryl Bradshaw

LRWinner

2011 LRC (LOVE ROMANCE CAFE)

Best Cover Artist Award


COMMUNITY LIBRARY award for best book cover

FULL DOMAIN by Kindle Alexander


2015 ANNUAL BOOKIE AWARD HOSTED BY AUTHORS AFTER DARK

WINNER 2015 Best Book Cover
IRON CROSS by Bianca Sommerland


 SID LOVE REVIEW BLOG

WINNER 2013 Semi-Annual Best Book Cover
TEXAS PRIDE by Kindle Alexander


  SPEAK IT’S NAME

WINNER 2012 Best of Awards for Best Cover
SHADOWBOXING by Anne Barwell


 Alternative-Read.com

WINNER 2011 Best Cover
DRUIDS DAWNING by Lark LaTroy (1st ed. published 2010)


COVER CAFE

2010 Best Cover in Publishing
Alternative Reality Category (195 covers in this category)

FALLEN by Pia Veleno (5th place)
TEMPEST’S GIFT by Robin Leigh Miller (7th place)


LRC (LOVE ROMANCE CAFE)

WINNER 2010 LR Cafe’s Best Cover

1st place SPENCER’S SECRET by Joyee Flynn (ed. published in 2010)
2nd place ORACLE by RJ Scott (1st ed. published 2010)


YOU GOTTA READ REVIEWS BLOG

WINNER September 2010 Cover Contest
ORACLE by RJ Scott (1st ed. published 2010)


BOOKS IN SYNC

WINNER March 2010 Cover Contest
WHEN THE BLUEBIRD CALLS by Leiland Dale


Ready to discuss your project or have more questions?

Don’t hesitate to contact me.