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Monday, April 17, 2017

INTO THE ABYSS ~ cover design for Mark Roysdon (@MRoysdonAuthor)

Who's up for some true-crime?
I know my typical project includes both original cover art and design, but this time, the author had taken a couple photos and had a clear plan for me to follow. All I had to do was put the elements together and ready it for print. 
At first, I was a bit unsure about a cover with a greyscale palette but I really think the yellow pops against the grays and works for the genre.
Check out the blurb:
Into The Abyss is the story of Mark's roller coaster life of being a trusted, respected person and member of society to becoming a convicted felon forever changing his status in the same society he must exist in.

During criminal proceedings and after his conviction, Mark never had the opportunity to tell his side of the story.

The victim and his wife, who actually pulled the trigger, told their stories through several media outlets and even on a national daytime television program.
Finally, Mark shares his side without omission or interruption. The journey continues through his incarceration within the confines of The State of Ohio Department of Corrections with many true twist and turns.

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AUTHOR BIO:
Mark Roysdon has more than 20 years working in public safety starting out as a volunteer firefighter at the age of eighteen. When he turned twenty-three, he worked for the U.S. Air Force as a security contractor in a highly sensitive classified program. 

Mark was employed as a Law Enforcement Officer in a busy metropolitan city in Ohio with twelve years of experience. Mark then assumed responsibility in the corporate world as an Investigator conducting criminal and non-criminal investigations spanning both east and west coasts of the United States. After five years, Mark became a victim of corporate downsizing and it was near this point when his downward spiral Into The Abyss began.

These days, Mark and his wife enjoy spending time on the Gulf of Mexico while exploring wildlife.

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Don't forget to follow Mark online to stay updated. 😊












Onto wrapping up the next book :-D
Until next time ...
Aidana WillowRaven


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Sunday, April 16, 2017

HOW BOUT DAT? ~ cover art & design for short film & actor/director/writer, Garett R. Nadrich (@ActorPoetG)

This project has me excited for three reasons.... 
One, I got to work with Garett again. Our first project together was for his work-in-progress, book of poetry, Living in Cyn (writing under his author pseudonym, Cyntax). Garett is just one of those easy-to-work-with clients who knows how to provide project parameters then let the artist in me lose. In other words, he doesn't micro-manage.
The second reason, as if creating his book cover wasn't cool enough, Garett reached out a couple years later, out of the blue, to ask me to create the cover for his short film to be listed on IMBD (The Internet Movie Database), How Bout Dat? I can honestly say, I never expected to see one of my creations on a movie cover. 😊

And the third reason ... Thanks to this project, I now have my very own IMDb page 😲... How cool is that?!? When someone visits the How Bout Dat? page and they click the 'See full cast & crew' link in the description, it leads the visitor to the page where 'Art Department' is listed, among other non-cast members.

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A man cheats on his wife while she is out of town and he brings home a crazy woman. She refuses to leave his place before his wife comes home; unless he pays her $1,000. The musical track, How Bout Dat?, by Cyntax, tells the story.
Director:
 Garett R. Nadrich

Writer:
 Garett R. Nadrich

Be sure to follow Garett's various networks to stay up to date on all of his creative endeavors, from his acting to his music to his writing  ...

Twitter

Instagram

YouTube

iTunes

IMDb









Onto wrapping up the next book :-D
Until next time ...
Aidana WillowRaven


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Friday, April 7, 2017

In Pain On Purpose ~ cover art & design for Donita J Clark (@donitajclark)

I'm excited to introduce you all to an author I'm sure to enjoy working with for years to come; Donita J. Clark, and her book, In Pain On Purpose.

We worked together on more than just the cover for her book. We also created an author-brand logo, a website, the book's layout for print, the copyedit, and everything in relation to her writing needs for this and any books to come, including marketing materials and ebook coding.

First, check out the book's blurb. Then, be sure to follow Donita on social media (links below).

a romantic, urban-suspense drama

Nyla met Hank when she was 16 years old. She thought that she had found true love until she awoke in a shallow grave covered with dirt; Hank had left her for dead. Nyla laid there gasping for air as each painful moment of her life flashed before her. Every painful memory of her past haunted her. Was this the end of her life or would she emerge from this cold, dead place?




In Pain On Purpose will be available in hardcover, paperback, and ebook.



                                          Website       Twitter       Facebook       YouTube       Google










Onto wrapping up the next book :-D
Until next time ...
Aidana WillowRaven


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*Blurbs and quotes provided are not edited by WillowRaven but posted as provided by author/publisher.