Welcome back to the Qamber Designs blog! We make it our mission to share relevant posts from a bookish point of view. We also love to share collaborations we've done with some of our favorite authors. Today we're highlighting thriller-romance author, Trisha Wolfe. Trisha is the author of the Born Darkly Duet and Broken Bonds series. One thing you'll notice about Trisha's series' is how the covers hint at her darker themes. Visual cues like this let the reader know what to expect, which is exactly what cover design should do.
Born Darkly Duet
This is an excellent example of a duet or two-book series, from the key and keyhole tattoos on the models to the correlating taglines.
A Word from the Designer
If I could ever be grateful for one creative mind, it would totally be Trisha's. Her creativity when it comes to her covers wows me every time. I know a lot of graphic designers hate not having creative freedom, whether it's in the publishing world or the corporate world. But when the client has such an amazing vision and passion for the idea, I just can't help but feel as passionate as they do about it. It makes my job super worthwhile to bring their visions to life when they don't have the experience or knowledge to do so themselves.
I always love teaming up with Trisha. We've been working together (ahem cover married) since 2015, and I hope she never divorces me! We've recently been working on a lot of romantic suspense/thriller covers and I thank her every time we finish one because it's been one of my many dreams to cover books in that genre. Trisha, you're the bomb.com. Keep being your creative master that you are!
A Word from the Author
When I first contacted Najla, I was still such a newbie. I had thought before, being able to tell a cover designer what I wanted would be easy. I thought, okay, I'm a writer, how difficult would it be to describe what's in my head? Before working with Najla, I know other cover artists probably became frustrated with me, lol. Writing a scene with characters was extremely different than trying to describe one moment in the book that I wanted to highlight and capture for the cover. During the process, my anxiety over the project would get the better of me and I'd often agree to ideas that I wasn't confident worked.
Then I emailed this lovely, talented woman, and all that changed. Najla is the most patient goddess I've ever worked with! She honestly gets my vague references to scenes and ideas, and somehow - I'm telling you the truth - it's like she's able to envision exactly what's in my head and bring it to life. I love our banter while working on projects, and the fact that she always makes me feel completely all right with not knowing exactly what I want until I see it; until that moment of ah-ha, that's it! Najla nails every single one of our cover projects, and I will always need her input on future books. Sincerely, from the bottom of my dark writer's heart, she is the best!
About the Author
From an early age, Trisha Wolfe dreamed up imaginary worlds and characters and was accused of talking to herself. Today, she lives in South Carolina with her family and writes full time, using her imaginary worlds as an excuse to continue talking to herself. Be the first to hear about new releases and sales by signing up for Trisha Wolfe's Newsletter below.