illustration of woman samurai riding horse through snow

Cold Trail: Yamabuki and Tomoe

Here the design sets the stage for the book’s opening, which takes place during a most unseasonable spring snowstorm.

illustration of woman samurai wearing armor, riding a rearing horse

Cold Blood: Yamabuki vs. the Sword Master

This is the cover design for Book One of Sword of the Taka Samurai, by Katherine M. Lawrence. We started with the design of Katherine’s first book, Cold Saké: Yamabuki vs. the Undead, using it as inspiration and a cover design template for the series.

Cold Sake book cover

Cold Saké

Cold Saké: Yamabuki vs. the Undead, by Katherine M. Lawrence, was the first book we published at Toot Sweet Ink, so we decided to go all out — hardcover, paperback, ebook (all platforms), and ultimately audiobook. More about Cold Saké can be found at Toot Sweet Ink.

Cover image of golden flowers and the title text, with yellow jackets crawling on everything, designed by Laura Lis Scott as designed by Laura Lis Scott.

Mabel and the Yellow Jackets

As a writer and indie publisher, I decided to experiment with publishing a short story as an ebook. “Mabel and the Yellow Jackets” doesn’t fit with my primary writing focus, which is science fiction, so it seemed like an ideal candidate. This is the latest cover design for this short story about a woman coping …

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