Sunday, September 22, 2013

We're Back!

After a hiatus of several months to do some writing and indulge some off-line interests, Word Slinger Boutique is back and ready for business.  Check out our most recent customer projects.

Video trailer for Inzared, The Fortune Teller, L. Leander's sequel to Inzared, Queen of the Elephant Riders: 


Book cover for the novel, Scythe by Tommy and Caleb Davis, using the customer's artwork. Tom Davis is the author of Georgia Burns, which features a Word Slinger cover

An e-book cover for Toyin Onabowu's Christian romance, Rescued by Knight


And updated covers for my own novels....


Contact us with any questions you may have about our services. There is no charge for initial consultations. 



Thursday, November 22, 2012

Projects from the Past Few Months

I've had a variety of interesting projects since I last posted here -- banners, videos and book covers.  Take a look!

The cover (and interior) of Gracie's Greatest Gift by fellow Floridian Ginny Cruz features the lovely watercolor illustrations by Richa Kinra.


These leaderboard banners were created for display at the Kindle Boards forum website and were made from elements of the authors' existing book covers.




L. Leander's novel, Inzared, Queen of the Elephant Riders, tells the adventures of an Appalachian mountain girl who runs away to join a pre-Civil War wagon circus...  Here's the video trailer. 


Two more trailers -- these for nonfiction travel books by Chicagoan turned world-traveler, Kate Benzin.  Making these videos filled me with more than a touch of wanderlust!

  

Here's the cover for the third novel in Jerrye Sumrall's YA series, The Bayshore Mysteries.  It features the artwork of artist Ron Atwood.


And here's the book trailer for Jerrye's first novel in the series, Intruders on Battleship Island.  This was a most enjoyable trailer to make!



Saturday, March 3, 2012

February's Projects

In February 2010, Word Slinger Boutique completed several very enjoyable graphics projects, as well as several edits and a typesetting job.
 
This leaderboard ad (resized to fit my blog text area) for the novel Replenish the Earth was made for promotion on Kindle Boards. The artwork is portions of the cover illustration for Philip Bulman's novel. I added the text and created the three-frame animated gif.



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The cover for Tommie Lyn's second "Cotton Chastain" novel, Windows of the Soul -- the soon-to-be-released sequel to The Sands of Santa Rosa.  (Yeah, I think Cotton must be a distant cousin of mine.  He comes from the same part of Georgia my family hails from!)

 

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On the left, a neat little logo for a new readers-and-writers blog Readers' Realm, made from a really cool stock image. In addition to adding the title, I removed the existing background and created a new one to make the image square, per the customer's request. And on the right, a banner ad for author T.K. Richardson, whose March blog tour will feature her story, Shield the Heart. Made the background and added the text to accompany a thumbnail of her existing cover.

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The cover The Secret Graveyard, the second title in Jerrye Sumrall's YA series, the Bayshore Mysteries. More adventure and intrigue for the personable main character, Jeff Douglas, and his friends. I created the front, back and spine, and processed and colorized the existing image used on the front.


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Covers for the first two titles in Ethan Wilson's humorous series of short fiction, A Family Man Tries to...,  about the trials and rewards of fatherhood. Recently released and already getting great reviews at Amazon.com.

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A boxed-set image for A Triple Thriller Fest, e-books from veteran action-adventure authors who teamed up to offer readers a triple treat!


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And this month, I became my own customer, redesigning the cover of Southern Man, my mainstream/romantic elements novel.


Do you need a book cover, banner ad, logo or other graphic to promote your fiction or non-fiction? Perhaps you need to promote your author brand. Shoot us an e-mail and let's talk about it! Coming soon to Word Slinger Boutique -- cover images for the hated Facebook timeline! Check the Web Graphics section of the main website.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Recent Projects

I've had a great time recently working on a variety of graphics projects.  I enjoyed creating a cover for author Tommie Lyn's novel, On Berryhill Road. This story is set in Milton, Florida -- Berryhill Road is a well-known thoroughfare in that community -- and it's the favorite Lyn novel for residents of the area.

On Berryhill Road at Amazon.com      Tommie Lyn Writes    Tommie Lyn on Facebook

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I'm also very pleased with the this animated leaderboard banner ad turned out for author Marlene Dotterer.  Her beautiful book cover for Shipbuilder provided elements for the frames -- and makes a great teaser for what sounds like a fascinating story.  Gotta put this one on my To-Be-Read list, for sure.  Here's a scaled-down version of her leaderboard ad.

Shipbuilder at Amazon.com            Marlene's Blog        Marlene's Facebook Page


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Here's another enjoyable project completed a few weeks ago -- a fast-paced video trailer for author David Rollison's political thriller/action adventure novel, The Black Dagger.  This is one novel of a series featuring DHS Agent Mike Kelly -- with elements straight out of today's headlines.

The Black Dagger at Amazon.com        David's Website      David's Facebook Page

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Last year, I did several book covers for novelist Gordon Ryan and I was so pleased when he ordered not two sets of Facebook graphics for his author page.  He makes the book covers on the Welcome screen into clickable links, which takes the visitor to the book's Amazon page.  Cool!

Gordon's Website         Gordon's Facebook Page       Gordon's Page at Amazon.com



I've had a great time working on these projects and these authors have been wonderful to work with.  Thanks for the orders, everyone, and best of luck with your book sales!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Congratulations, Jerrye Sumrall

I recently received an e-mail from Jerrye announcing the publication of the new edition of Intruders on Battleship Island.  I really enjoyed my small role in bringing this edition to print.  It's a great story with adventure, intrigue and young protagonists readers can't help but take a shine to!

Congrats, Jerrye.  Looking forward to The Secret Graveyard!

INTRUDERS ON BATTLESHIP ISLAND at Amazon.com
JERRYE'S HOME PAGE

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Thank you, Kindle Boards!

Just wanted to say a quick "Thanks," to the folks at the Kindle Boards forum.  Many of my earliest customers have found me through the forum, and they've all been wonderful to work with!

I've recently revamped my website and added some services (Facebook graphics sets, static splash screens, romance trading cards). I invite you to have a look!  Browse through the site, and if there's anything I can do for you, just shoot me an e-mail. 

Be sure to check out the current special -- Facebook Sets.
Connie