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Aidana WillowRaven's Blog (212)

PURE MAGIC, a Black Dog novel by Rachel Neumeier (@RachelNeumeier) ~ cover art & design

Rachel Neumeier, one of my favorite clients, and more prolific authors I work with, just shared her…
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Added by Aidana WillowRaven on May 28, 2015 at 1:30pm — No Comments

'Behind Those Eyes' ~ cover art and design for Amanda Green (@AmandaGreenUK)

Some projects resonate with me more than others. I assume it's the same way with most artists and authors. When one does, it shows up in my work,…
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Added by Aidana WillowRaven on May 8, 2015 at 3:30pm — No Comments

'The Robot's Daughter' ~ Cover art and design for W. Blake Heitzman (@navajobob)





W. Blake Heitzman's, The Robot's Daughter, presented a challenge from the initial planning stage; my and Blake's first live chat on the…
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Added by Aidana WillowRaven on April 27, 2015 at 3:27pm — 3 Comments

'Heaven's Return' by Rhabi Rites (@playwright42) ~ cover art and design



I've read more than once that it's 'amateur' to use only three or four colors, (primary colors at that) mainly because it's…
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Added by Aidana WillowRaven on March 30, 2015 at 7:01pm — 2 Comments

'Myth Rider' ~ Cover art and design

Available soon through…
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Added by Aidana WillowRaven on March 28, 2015 at 2:12pm — No Comments

Cover art & design for 'Black Dog Short Stories' by Rachel Neumeier (@RachelNeumeier)



I am really enjoying working with author, Rachel Neumeier. This is our second project together, and we're already planning one other, Pure Magic. Rachel is a hybrid-author, publishing books through both traditional houses and indie…
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Added by Aidana WillowRaven on February 20, 2015 at 12:21pm — No Comments

4RV Publishing's, 'Experiment 38', by Charles Suddeth, is at the printers!





Experiment 38 has been sent to the printers. While waiting for it to be available in the 4RV…
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Added by Aidana WillowRaven on January 31, 2015 at 9:19pm — 3 Comments

Murder in Belgrave Square ~ cover art and design for Tim Lewis (@TimLewisAuthor)



I'm such a kid, sometimes. I really do enjoy creating book covers for children, especially the reluctant reader ages between seven and eighteen. Luckily for me, the Intermediate…
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Added by Aidana WillowRaven on December 20, 2014 at 7:49pm — No Comments

'Dark Dining' ~ cover art & design for James R Lord, III (@KhoTheMinotaur)



For Dark Dining, James already had a good design concept; it just needed a few tweaks.…
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Added by Aidana WillowRaven on December 11, 2014 at 5:41pm — No Comments

The Mage Chronicles ~ cover art & design for RJ Eliason (@racheleliason)



I love desert landscapes. Every one is so alike, yet each unique at the same time.. There's just something romantic, and barren, and harsh about them. I relished another opportunity…
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Added by Aidana WillowRaven on December 5, 2014 at 3:31pm — No Comments

Author beware: 'Custom Cover Design' does not mean 'Original Cover Art'. {revisited}



Due to a question asked me on Twitter, I've refreshed and republished this post. This article was also posted on the 4RV Publishing Blog.on 12/09/12…
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Added by Aidana WillowRaven on December 5, 2014 at 12:42am — 2 Comments

Sword Masters of Mars ~ cover art and design; plus, my idol, Michael Whelan.

I've made it no secret that the artist I credit for inspiring me to go to college for fine art and design, with the intention of one day being a book cover artist, is…
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Added by Aidana WillowRaven on November 28, 2014 at 1:55pm — No Comments

Lisen of Solsta: Blooded ~ cover art and design (@hartstm)





I love it when an author is open to my opinions on…
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Added by Aidana WillowRaven on November 1, 2014 at 8:51am — No Comments

'Gorgon Tales Under a Blood Moon' for Shakuita Johnson (@sljay1184)

Gorgon Tales Under a Blood Moon, exclusive usage rights to…
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Added by Aidana WillowRaven on October 9, 2014 at 2:30pm — 2 Comments

'Scepter of the Nile: The Ankh' ~ cover art and design for Ross Homer (@RossGHomer)

A silver box sits on the table in front of Tomyris Currington. Opening it, she finds it empty which is not possible. When it was sealed, two thousand…
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Added by Aidana WillowRaven on October 7, 2014 at 3:00pm — No Comments

'In Ark' cover adjustment in prep for release and event for Lisa Devaney (@lisadevaney)



When I first posted the cover for In Ark (Dec '13), the now existing subtitle, A Promise of Survival, wasn't even a thought. After beta readers submitted suggestions of adding to the title, Lisa and I first thought we could…
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Added by Aidana WillowRaven on October 5, 2014 at 3:00pm — No Comments

My chat with Books and Authors UK ...





One of my Twitter contacts,…
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Added by Aidana WillowRaven on September 13, 2014 at 2:30pm — No Comments

"Blue Satin Sashes" writing challenge - submission by Kain B. Fairbrooks

Another rotating writer's challenge that I rotate on Twitter:

Visual writing prompt: http://willowraven.weebly.com/blue-satin-sashes.html Write a short for this & I'll post it w link to you :D

Kain B. Fairbrooks (@KB_Fairbrooks),…

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Added by Aidana WillowRaven on September 8, 2014 at 2:30pm — No Comments

"Return to Dune Towers" writing challenge - 1st submission by Kain B. Fairbrooks



Recently, I started a rotating writer's challenge on Twitter:

Visual writing prompt: http://willowraven.weebly.com/return-to-dune-towers.html Write a short for this & I'll post it w link to you :D

Well, Kain B. Fairbrooks (@KB_Fairbrooks) is the first author to take me up on the challenge. The art…

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Added by Aidana WillowRaven on September 7, 2014 at 2:00pm — No Comments

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