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 urbanartistflorida@gmail.com!

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.


activism – Helping Others through Support

activism – Helping Others through Support

Urban Artist Florida Studio LLC is proud to support Yes on 13, a grassroots campaign working to end the cruelty of greyhound racing in Florida. Dogs have been a part of my life since I was a child and while it may be fun to watch them race and betting on them may be fun as well, what happens behind the scenes is simply unacceptable.

Please join the long list of supporters to end greyhound racing in Florida. https://protectdogs.org/

Free Graphic Design for Food Truck Operation

Free Graphic Design for Food Truck Operation

Have you applied yet to win FREE Graphic Design for your Food Truck?  Might your friend’s food truck need a face lift?  Might your business be interested in a new menu design?  Or perhaps you are a new truck owner who needs it all!

If your truck operates at least occasionally within 50 miles of Pinellas County, consider applying for the drawing from my art studio.

I am holding the first annual Memorial Promotion in honor of my sister, Liane, who passed away last May 31st of cancer.  Damn the cancer already!

I miss her terribly and she always wanted a food truck.

I’d love to have you apply and be chosen.  Check out the page and rules.  https://urbanartistflorida.com/food-truck-graphic-design/

Applications will be accepted thru Memorial Day.  The winner will be announced on May 31st.

Oh my, hooray for nostalgia!

Oh my, hooray for nostalgia!

The website has been fun to design and build.  The creative ventures of book design as of late have been making me reminisce of decades gone by.  Well, that and my upcoming 30th high school reunion!  Where has time gone?

I suppose we all hit a point in life where we being looking at the big picture of life and all of the details that have come along the way.  Mine, well they are flowing in quite freely during the building of this website.  I hadn’t realized how prevalent graphic design and publishing have been in my life (or data entry for that matter).  While making the page for the book cover designs and publishing assistance, I recalled a big pile of newsletters that are stored here in the house.  They are from my teen years, before computers, before internet, before digital design work came the home-front of household consumers. If you can’t imagine life without technology, check this page out.

How do you think design and publishing will be done in the future?  Will they all become dying services?  Do you think people will stop creating?  I doubt it but I am excited to see how it will be completed and I hope to make the most of staying current on these technologies as I age further.  There is so much to learn and still so much to share!


Urban Artist Florida Studio, LLC

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