Thicker than Water by E. L. Rummery
“After seeing some of Lucy’s gorgeous work on other author’s covers, I knew immediately that she had the perfect aesthetic for the book I was about to publish.
From the moment I got in touch with her, Lucy has been upbeat, professional and incredibly generous with her time and resources.
At the beginning of the cover design process, I had a sense of the tone I liked: but nothing else. Lucy immediately grasped the atmosphere I wanted and asked me to provide examples of books I admired. She helped me focus on what I wanted: minimalist, striking–yet conveying a sense of the genre I was writing in. At every step of the process, she put me, as the client, first. Her very first draft of the cover was absolutely stunning–and from that point, she tirelessly tweaked and reworked the design – always checking back to what I wanted, and helping me define exactly what it was that I was looking for.
At the beginning of the process, I was hesitant about how to perfectly represent my book – which is between genres and between age categories. How to have a cover that is sophisticated and chic, but also tells the reader that it’s a paranormal read with twists of humour? How to convey the darkness of the story (bloody fights, demons, witches, and vendettas galore), yet also have the hint of urban irony? Lucy immediately understood what I was going for and walked the incredibly fine line perfectly – putting into pictures what I had described to her with words.
She was endlessly patient with my slow decision-making and indecisiveness, and presented me with a variety of beautiful options and different designs: never making me feel rushed, and resulting in me having a cover that I couldn’t be happier with.
If that wasn’t enough – she also designed a social media package for me: making gorgeous banners, profile pics, and professional designs to promote the novel. The result is a stunning cover, and sleek, coordinated social media pages that represent my work to its best and create a professional, distinctive brand. Lucy hasn’t just given ‘Thicker than Water’ a beautiful face – she’s given it a voice that perfectly elucidates its tone and genre. I can’t recommend or praise her enough – she’ll always be my first choice for future work.
Thank you Lucy!”
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