Closing out September with Custom Photography

Closing out September with Custom Photography

Another Abduction by Martin Von Cannon


I finally broke out the studio photography supplies and got to work on some green screen custom modeling. A re-do of an earlier cover, the author desired some live people character representation. It’s crazy how art school and photography classes from 13 years ago are FINALLY getting some use! It’s good to break away from the stock photography and get in some custom photography and illustrations, offering me a more creative outlet which was the whole point of setting up the studio in the first place. To find out more about this book and the work we did on the cover, click here.

What are YOU waiting for? Let’s get going on your cover!

Hook-er Friends – 75% off Cover Design in 2019.  All other veterans – 25% off

Hook-er Friends – 75% off Cover Design in 2019. All other veterans – 25% off



I’m reaching out to all of my Hook-er friends for an upcoming special in 2019. If you are writing a book, army related or not, and hire me to design your book cover in 2019 I’m offering 75% off not only the work for the book cover but 75% off up to 4 illustrations for the interior.

I do formatting as well. Meaning you just send me the entire completed word document and I will get it prepped for both print and/or digital publishing.  This part is not 50% off – sorry, I have to pay the bills somehow.

If you haven’t started your book yet, what are ya’ waiting for?  Some of you have a few tours you could be writing about. Some of you drew some amazing cartoon stories and need just redo them with your own character.  Let’s get those things published! The time is NOW!

I’ve posted a few pics to get you inspired.

Write about what it was like before we even left – the ups and downs of the indecision and false alarms. Or what it was like in Talil (or any other place you stopped). How was it for you coming home?  Especially for you ladies – with all the post-deployment support set up for the men.  Remember the stories about taking it easy on our wives who have had over a year to handle the bills and the checkbook – be gentle about taking it back and  removing her independence??? (Oh, please.)

I’ve got your book! Oh, I mean back. Oh wait, I mean book cover info right HERE …contact me and let’s get a movin’ on it!

If you are not affiliated with a Chinook helicopter unit, but are a veteran, you will receive a 25% discount for the same services mentioned above.  Email the studio at!

September has been a Busy Month!

Mike Walker and Palabra Smith - A Simplified HAIKU for You to do

September has proven to be the busiest month for Cover Design work! Added to the list of completed designs is another book by the busy Mike Walker and Palabra Smith: A Simplified Haiku for You to do. 

If you are ready to start writing your book but don’t know where to start, come on over to the St. Petersburg library on the second Thursday of every month and sit in on the Florida Writer’s Association meetings. You do not have to be a member to attend, nor do you have to participate and share your book ideas.  You can simply listen and learn. If your book is under way and you are looking for a cover design or don’t know a thing about formatting, give me a call or drop me an email.  I will take care of those both for you!  If you want to see some examples of my work, check out my portfolio of final designs and draft designs.

You can find me and my husband, Martin, there – as well as a great group of other amazing authors. Note: I am working on my first book – and find this group to be a great help in sorting out where to start and how to narrow down my focus.


Anthology Cover Design Complete!

That's What They Say

Love was the subject of their generation. They still have love for the world and profess to love life to the fullest! Visit my cover design Blog and feast your eyes on colorful psychedelic memories from the folks that showed us that love is all we need. Stylish rap, insightful stories, snarky humor from those who have shown us the way, this book is a light, easy read that will have you chuckling and reflecting all in one sitting.


Ready to see some completed covers?

Ready to see some completed covers?


Finally!  Some books have reached the publishing/printing phase and I’ve gotten my design blog up and running. Many of you have been waiting patiently to see some of my work.  Please visit this page often and check out the new books that folks have worked so hard on. I always knew writing a book must be a challenging task and a wonderful accomplishment.  Do you remember the days of writing short papers in school? Imagine writing a book!

I have so much respect for people who take this idea that comes to mind and working it in such a fashion that it becomes a printed book or digital file that we can all enjoy and learn from. Every person has a desire to tell a tale, to share their knowledge, and to give. I have met some amazing people that put so much work into their craft.

Check out these books and give the authors a chance. Read their stories, embrace their thoughts, learn about a genre you might otherwise pass on.

Here ya’ go –

Book Cover Design Near Completion

Urban Artist Florida Studio LLC

Finally, I am almost done with my current job of a custom book cover, copy formatting and Create Space processing/publishing for Mike Walker!  And I am so glad to make the customer happy along the way! Stay tuned for information on the opportunity to purchase this book. I’ll post the cover design once everything is approved and good to go.

I am finding I love doing work for those who are staying active in life, writing the lessons learned along their journey on this earth. There is nothing more rewarding than helping someone else achieve their dreams, as they make great use of their “one wild and precious life”; living life to its fullest. Consider supporting the authors I’m designing for by purchasing their books when they are published. I’ll be presenting a blog for every author and their book when it’s ready for the public.

Thank you for your support!

– Deb

Urban Artist Florida Studio, LLC

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