Category Archives: Books Just Published

This is a list of authors who have used, book design and consulting services by Karrie Ross. You will find a short description about the book, author name and ISBN for quick finding on the internet.

Book: “Olinguito Speaks Up!” by Cecilia Velástegui

Working with authors is an exciting experience. I get to walk-in-their shoes for just a short period of time and experience the passion they have for their work. The book “Olinguito Speaks Up!” was just such a book. The author Cecilia Velástegui was just that. Her excellent choice of imagery for the interior and story to tell created a book that is meant to be on library shelves for years to come.

“Olinguito is a shy and furry animal that sucks his thumb all day long and hides in the treetops of the Ecuadorian cloud forest. No one in the whole world knows that he exists. Olinguito is too shy to let the other creatures know that he has been listening and watching them, and enjoying the tales told by Tomas, an ancient Galapagos tortoise. Tomas loves to tell fantastic stories about the strange creatures of the Galapagos Islands, from the poisonous longnose stubfoot toad to a Pinta Island tortoise named Lonesome George, who no one in the cloud forest has ever seen. When Olinguito hears the other cloud forest animals ridicule Tomas for making things up, he realizes that these are not tall tales—they are memories of creatures driven to extinction. Shy Olinguito is finally moved to speak up in defense of Tomas. This poignant story addresses respect, both for the environment and for our elderly, and explores universal themes of friendship, memories, and finding the courage to speak up.”

I am pleased to have had the opportunity to be part of her dream and passion.

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Book: “By U.S. Bonds” a memoir of Gary U.S. Bonds – Branding

“By U. S. Bonds” was a fun book for me, I grew up with Gary’s big hit “A Quarter to Three” as a major dance tune… and to know his career continues just made me happy to be a part of it all. Gary’s website gives you a complete update of what they are doing to promote the book.

“A worthwhile rock ‘n’ roll memoir, and an inspiring story about following one’s bliss.” ~Kirkus Reviews Rock and roll legend Gary U.S. Bonds tells the story of his more than five decades in pop, soul, and rhythm and blues. From Sam Cooke to Bruce Springsteen, Bonds’ memoir is about friends and family, staying relevant, and how to avoid becoming another rock and roll casualty. Co-Author Stephen Cooper. Foreword by Steven Van Zandt.

The book is now being taken to the UK for more venues…


This project involved the hardcover dust jacket, paperback version, CD face and case; promotional mailer; book signing invitation, book banner for promotional use; t-shirts and postcard designs. I applied brand concepts to all aspects of this project to maintain a consistent look and recognition.

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Book: J. A. Maloney two Mystery Novels over the past year…

IT YOU LIKE GOLF and OWN A HOME… here are two Brad Stephens Murder Mysteries you will want to read.

Check out these are two great murder mysteries… finished over the past year by Joel Maloney author website at


Breakfast Ball

Brad Stephens was enjoying the relative success of thirty years in the high stress world of mortgage loan origination when the great recession left him stripped of assets, short of business, and teetering on the brink of insolvency. When professional golfer and good friend, John Linden, hires him to act as both real estate agent and mortgage broker, it appears Brad is headed towards financial salvation. The transaction should be a piece of cake. Unfortunately for Brad, Linden’s management company, his hot Latina fiancée, a group of fundamental extremists, and the apparent suicide of Linden’s personal manager, Art Smalley, present extraordinary –perhaps deadly– obstacles to his success. J.A. Maloney’s first thriller offers well-paced intrigue and an insider’s portrait of the financial collapse that almost destroyed the global economy. Along the way, he will take you to several world famous golf courses; will entertain you with some insight into the rich and famous and will introduce you to the world of Brad Stephens –a regular guy whose first shot at life went slightly out of bounds and now might deserve to take a Breakfast Ball.

Breakfast Ball at on amazon


Death at The High End

After surviving several attempts on his life recently and then clawing his way back from the bowels of the recession, Brad Stephens doesn’t need any more excitement in his life.

But when a serial-killer begins murdering high-end real estate agents along the coast of California, Brad is called in by the FBI as a special consultant. Because it might help the task force develop a theory behind the motivations of the killer, Brad helps former Secret Service agent – turned Special Task Force coordinator—Jim Krnich to understand the inner-workings of the competitive world of real estate sales. The lesson is rudely interrupted, however, when Brad’s wife, Mel, and her friends, Stefanie Ramirez and Paula Smith-Newhall fall into the crosshairs of the killer.

With the aid from a self-help guru and a retired mobster, Krnich eventually comes to understand the motivation behind the killings –and it is almost more disturbing to him than the crimes themselves—but can they catch the maniac before he gets the girls?

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Book Design: Numerology and the 2008 Election…What's their Destiny?

Tania Gabrielle’s New Book

I just finished the design of Tania Gabrielle’s new book titled
“The Unrevealed Secrets of Political Success”
How Names and dates shape United States History.

Tania is not only an accomplished Numerologist, she knows how to present the whole story. In her book she talks about the numbers of Barack Obama, John McCain, Hillary Clinton, John F. Kennedy, Abraham Lincoln and mentions many other people who have influenced American Politics. She ties them in with the numbers of each other and the numbers of the United States and explains how it all fits together… or not!

This book is full of info and an interesting way of looking at how numbers show up in our lives. It’s deffinately a book to buy with the 2008 Presidential Elections coming soon.

This book is available on Amazon, ISBN: 978-0-9820880-6-7, $15.99

Remember, keep doing something every day toward your book and promotion.

Karrie Ross
Your Book Designer

New Book: Neighborhood Boys Who Ran by Jack Rosenblatt

Mystery, sleuthing, New York, Jack Dooney the main character, is a descendant of Philip Marlow, Mick Stranahan, and Spenser.  He just does it in New York …

Jack Rosenblatt loved New York City, the Knicks, good scotch, spaghetti carbonara, and books. He was born on Manhattan’s West Side, attended The Bronx High School of Science and graduated from City College of New York.  Although he worked in the industry as a publishing salesman and later as a bookseller, his passions were writing and storytelling.  “Neighborhood Boys Who Ran” is his salute to the city he loved.

splash’em LLC
New York NY
ISBN 978-0-9826123-1-6

New Book: Powerful or Powerless by Georgia Prescott

“Powerful or Powerless” A Spiritual, Not Religious, Look At The 12 Steps

This book was written for:
•  People confused by how to admit powerlessness over their addiction and become powerful in their lives.
•  Spiritual coaches who are dealing with people who don’t want to name and claim a disease.
•  People who don’t want any part of the God stuff.
•  Family and friends of alcoholics who aren’t ready for sobriety yet.

Rev. Georgia Prescott is the founding minister of the Center For Spiritual Awareness in West Sacramento, CA and has been involved in the recovery movement for over 35 years. A dynamic and compassionate counselor, she is known for her storytelling and down to earth style.

ISBN 13: 978-0-9826817-0-1
Self Help

New Book: Mom and Dad, Can I have the keys to the Universe? by Yvonne Aileen

“This book is The Secret for parents.”  — Lisa Harrington, mother of two teenage daughters

Blending ancient truths with new discoveries in quantum physics and heart and brain research, “Mom and Dad, Can I Have the Keys to the Universe?” is a practical, step-by-step guide for parents who want to help their children reach for the stars—and claim them.
Help your child create:
•  A mindset for success
•  A rock-solid self image
•  A viable map to their dreams

Yvonne Aileen is a mother, author, and transformational speaker. She is creator of “I Can Do Anything” seminars, taught throughout the U.S. and Canada, which help teens and preteens learn how to apply Law of Attraction principles in their lives.
Ms. Aileen lives in Portland, Ore., with her sons, Max and Sam, their miniature Schnoodle, Sadie, and “frequently rotating aquarium fish.”
Parenting/New Age/Spirituality
ISBN: 978-0-9824194-1-0

New Book: More Alive Now by Susan Frailey

Discover new ways of choosing nutrition to unlock your inner power and vitality.

“More Alive Now: Simple Nutrition to Change Your Life” is your introduction to a new mindset, a new way of life. More Alive Now is an approach to healthy, joyful living through use of innovative nutritional tools that make sense, are easy to follow, and will last a lifetime. Designed for anyone who wants to feel better.

Realize the power of pH balance, food combining, probiotic foods, and enzymes to immediately improve your health.

“Susan Frailey is the real deal. Her genuine open heart and joyful spirit was hard fought, not just wishful thinking, and she has a lot to teach us all about living life more fully.”  — Kenny Loggins

Susan Frailey, RN BSN, is a pioneer in the art of nutrition. Susan teaches, lectures, and consults about her transformational approach to health and well-being. For availability and news, visit

“More Alive Now” by Susan Frailey RN BSN
ISBN 978-0-9845195-0-7

Holocaust Exposed by Nigel Woodley


My phone rang one day and Nigel was on the other end… from New Zealand! What a joy he was to work with, very upbeat but on a mission… his cover needed to be done NOW! The printer was waiting.

“Nigel Woodley has been the pastor of the Flaxmere Christian Fellowship in Hastings, New Zealand since 1982. …….  It took him years to build up the courage to write such a significant book about the Holocaust, ever wanting to be sensitive to those who suffered during those terrible years. But now the time has arrived. The result is a book he feels will educate the Christian, speak to the Jew, and enlighten all people of every culture regarding the darkest period in the history of the human race.” (taken from his website  “God is in the book!” is Nigel’s declaration.

Remember, do something everyday toward your book and promotion.
Karrie Ross Book Designer, Branding and Self-Publishing Consutling

'82 Mystery by Richard Wood

82mystery_med3DRichards enthusiasm reflects his passion for writing and reading. His creativity has extended to a new concept that actually intends to get young adults to read and participate in the story…  ’82 Mystery “Nothing is more dangerous than the human mind.”

Based on a true experience, the novel, ’82 Mystery, recounts a story of life and death dealing with drugs, tragedy, and secrets that must be kept, taking place in Massachusetts during the ‘80’s.

The author, R.M. Wood, from a love of reading, has created a website that is geared to promote the novel and reward those who interact with the website with a cash prize.  Those who log on to the website score points for leaving comments, posting reviews, and taking part in many other activities.  On a given date, whoever has the most points wins a cash prize. —Richard Wood, Author

ISBN:  978-0-692-00454-8

Remember, do something everyday toward your book and promotion.
Karrie Ross Book Designer, Branding and Self-Publishing Consutling

The Budget of Your Life: by Kenny Soward

Budget_med3DIf you are tired of being a slave to your debt, then this book is for you.

“The Budget of Your Life is a book about owing less and spending well.  It is a book about budgeting.  It is a book about freedom.  Living paycheck to paycheck is not easy.  I have been there, and so I know exactly where you are coming from.  I have felt the same frustrations as you, and I have made the same mistakes as you.” —Kenny Soward, Author

Available on Amazon Fall of 2009
ISBN: 978-0-557-0805-8-8

Remember, do something everyday toward your book and promotion.
Karrie Ross Book Designer, Branding and Self-Publishing Consutling

In Darkness Light Dawns by Lisa M.S. Barrow


“Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves.”  —PROVERBS 31:8

Lisa Barrow fights for others. She has taken an uncomfortable situation and created a platform for Workplace Bullying, bring it out of darkness into light through her coaching and consulting ….  and now her book “In Darkness Light Dawns” shares her stories and solutions for any one who needs help.

“If you are an organizational leader or politician, I ask you to listen with an open mind to my appeals for legislation and policies that protect employees from workplace bullies. You can no longer ignore the problem of workplace bullying, which contributes to the illness and death of many employees.

I wrote this book with urgency, because of my deep concern for people who are hurting. I also wrote with gratitude, because of my deep appreciation for blessings received.” —Lisa M.S. Barrow, Author

ISBN: 978-0-615-31142-5

Remember, do something everyday toward your book and promotion.
Karrie Ross Book Designer, Branding and Self-Publishing Consutling

The Life of Manny by Ray East


Ray East is an author, speaker and executive leadership coach.  He serves individuals and teams by providing coaching, workshops, strategic planning retreats and conferences.

“The greatest leaders in human history all had very different leadership styles, but they all adopted a confident, humble and sometimes subversive way of life. This lifestyle is, without a doubt, the main quality a leader needs to achieve breakthrough results through other human beings. And it can be learned.” —Ray East, Author

ISBN: 978-09823555-4-1

Remember, do something everyday toward your book and promotion.
Karrie Ross Book Designer, Branding and Self-Publishing Consutling

Dissing Xmas by Brenda L. Barnes

DisXmas_CVR_3D_72webBrenda Barnes had a vision she just had to write about… and that vision is “Dissing Xmas” a book of short tips and thoughts for consideration concerning the Holiday season. Her vision took her to an over turned cart of presents…”Dissing Xmas” is short and sweet and many of it’s messages hit home for any time of year, holiday or not.

“Once Americans discover that Xmas really won’t be ruined if a super-hyped item isn’t acquired, wrapped, and delivered on December 25th  or an expensive, overbooked flight isn’t taken on December 24th, then a richer, purer, and less frenzied holiday may emerge.” —Brenda Barnes, Author

ISBN: 978-0-615-32892-8

Remember, do something everyday toward your book and promotion.
Karrie Ross Book Designer, Branding and Self-Publishing Consutling

Propology 101 by Greg Palmer

Props_CVR-3D_72webGreg was a pleasure to work with on his book “Propology 101” and his website. He shares his  journey through his own search for a prop-less world.

PROPOLOGY: The science or study of the origin, development, organization and functioning of using props to establish ones status, lifestyle, or character, or desired portrayal of such.

“My goal is to pose to you some very simple questions, and provide you with some information and tools that will help you answer them. Why do you make the choices you make? Are the Props in your life really defining you? Are you living for yourself? Or, are you doing what you think you should be doing? Most importantly; what is it that you really want to do? And what is holding you back from doing that? Enjoy the journey!” —Greg Palmer, Author

ISBN-13: 978-1-61623-518-5

Remember, do something everyday toward your book and promotion.
Karrie Ross Book Designer, Branding and Self-Publishing Consutling