Covers

If you would like to purchase a print, a photo for a book cover, or get permission to use my images for any reason please contact me. My images are copyrighted and all rights reserved. In addition to the photos on my blog, you can see a few of my photos at Viewbug or Flickr and Instagram. I do plan to simplify my photos into a portfolio in 2020. The covers that I have designed should all be linked to the authors' works. Give their books a read (and review).

On my blog, I talk about the "making of" some of the covers and photo sliders I've designed, I also re-design covers and talk about books I'm reading.

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Testimonial

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“We did our own cover for the first two books in our Appalachian Journey series, Whistling Woman and Moonfixer, but after they became best-sellers on Amazon, we decided we needed to go with a professional for the third, Beloved Woman. And boy, are we glad we did. Kim’s cover for Beloved Woman is gorgeous and she did so much more than we expected. From the series logo (which was her idea) to the layout of the front and back to the square cover required for the audio book, everything she did is beautiful and perfectly reflects the theme and setting of the books.. All we had to do was share some pictures of our main character with her and she came up with the idea for the cover, designed it and even gave us options (which we shared with our readers on our blog and Facebook page and let them vote for the one they liked best). When the choice was made, she sent us several pictures of the cover as an e-book and the full flat for the print version, and she included a logo for our publishing company, Spring Creek Press.

We can’t say enough good things about her design and the ease of working with her. She made this book a true joy for us and if you’ve ever struggled to do the many variations of a cover for a book, you’ll understand what we’re talking about. We recommend her highly and you can be sure we’ll use her for any future books in the series!”

Cyndi Tillery Hodges

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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. is 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 storyline covers time travel, the old south of the past, and the 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. As you can see they really kept to a theme on this series, using the same one photo of the mountain. I can do this or make each cover completely unique. 

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 image and used the same series logo that was made from the first book in the series.

Third in the series is Into The Brown Mountain Lights, I edited the original photos and added the custom Joe Pye weed photo.

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