Friday, October 28, 2011


It has been too long since I last updated on my blog. I could give an array of excuses. The truth is, graduating from college and the resulting years after has been one of the most difficult experiences of my life. I and so many others graduated in a time when jobs were sparse, hopes were low and the drive to keep going was quickly hindered by the constant rejection after rejection that we have all faced.

It hasn't been easy, and at times downright terrifying. But I do firmly believe that if you somehow keep going, surround yourself with people that want you to succeed and above all believe that you simply can, that anything is possible.

I was contacted by Kathleen Ortiz to work on a possible freelance opportunity last month. I was thrilled at even the consideration and was quickly thrown into one of the best experiences of my life. I was introduced to Dawn Rae Miller and her wonderful world of LARKSTORM, and given the opportunity to do what I could to make her beautiful story shine.

It was most certainly a test in faith, for they took a chance on picking me. While I might have a decent portfolio, I don't have a wealth of experience like so many others. I am humbled by their trust, and forever grateful for their friendship. I know this is just the beginning for me on my quest to make it in this world as an artist, and I am so honored and truly excited to share with you my first book cover for the upcoming YA novel LARKSTORM by the brilliant Dawn Rae Miller.


Erin McGuire said...

Congratulations again on a beautiful cover, and surely the first of many.

Zach Franzen said...

I know what you mean about the years after college, but with covers like that, I'm sure you have nothing to worry about. Great work.

Sandy said...

Beautiful cover! As soon as I came across it on a book blog I had to check the book out so job well done!

Jaimie said...

I love your style. I'm might be self-publishing in the (distant) future, and I'm definitely keeping your name for reference in case you're still doing freelance at that time!

I write YA, but I don't like the photographic cover trend of late. Definitely digging this stylized look.

Awesome work, really.

Bee said...

I keep saying this, but it's GORGEOUS.