Michelle is an extraordinary photographer and graphic designer, currently working on new covers for The Darkwoods Trilogy and I absolutely have to try to turn everyone I know, onto her amazing work. If you’re an independent author and you’re not-so-satisfied with the cover of your book, then I suggest you check out what Michelle can do. If you want more than ‘just a cover’; I’m talkin’ models you pick out, completely original photos exclusive to your project (not a random stock image that 10 other books have used) behind-the-scenes video footage of your book cover being shot – the works! – and for an affordable price, then you definitely need to contact her. On top of all that, she’s really sweet and so easy to work with!
Here are some examples!
I got my proofs back yesterday for the photo shoot for my trilogy (though I’m not going to display the proofs here – they are secret!) and I was thoroughly excited. I mean, they are just the raw, un-Photoshopped pictures of the shoot with the two models I picked out and I loved them! I can’t imagine how excited I’ll be once she finishes the actual covers!
And I bet you won’t find many (if any at all) photographers/designers that do professional video of behind-the-scenes footage of your shoot! Check out this video!
I mean this girl is not only a photographer and graphic designer, she sews her own costumes and crafts her own props, too!
Any of my author friends out there looking for a kick-ass cover to help promote your books, I highly recommend Michelle. Below are a few links to where you can see more of her amazing art, as well as see other video shoots – the Scorpion Queen is my favorite! You should also note that Michelle has done covers for several traditional publishing houses, including Random House and Young Readers Penguin Group. I was in Barnes & Noble the other day and picked up a book from the shelf in which she was the cover artist – that is awesome! The fact that after all of this stuff and someone like me can still afford to hire her, says a lot!
Anyway, check her out. :-)