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This week's YA Indie Carnival topic is Designs & designers. Early on in my indie author career, the cover was one of the most intimidating aspects of publishing the book myself. I had no idea how I was going to create the make-or-break, first impression, front for any of my books. As soon as I began researching my options, I hit pay dirt.
For the rest of my life, I will be grateful for the stars which aligned and led me to Claudia Bartoli-McKinney with Phatpuppy Creations. She is an awesome partner and a talented artist. The best-of-the-best. I'm not sure Claudia knows how many of her book covers have made it to the bestseller lists, but she has 29 listed on her site. While I suspect there are more, Claudia has 54 jackets showcased.
Above, I've included two admirable works of her art. They exemplify her ability to create an entire story through stunning designs. Sometimes, I want to write stories befitting her art just so I can use them. Months ago, she created a collage. To the right, I'm including it as a sample of some of her early book covers. ENJOY!