Cover Design for Kim Arbor

His Wife and Daughters e-book coverThis was my first cover for Kim Arbor. She was a refer­ral from another sat­is­fied client. She had a com­pleted man­u­script and needed a quick con­ver­sion of her MS Word doc­u­ment to epub for Barnes & Noble and mobi for­mat for Ama­zon. She also needed a cover which reflected the story and would attract some attention.

First the back­ground:
His Wife and Daugh­ters — A Novel — by Kim Arbor

1988:
Trina Brath and her teenage daugh­ters, Jill and Phoebe, lead happy and priv­i­leged lives as the wife and daugh­ters of suc­cess­ful five-term Cal­i­for­nia Con­gress­man Dan Brath. But that all changes when Dan, 52, is sus­pected of hav­ing an affair with Les­ley Chisholm, a nineteen-year-old Wash­ing­ton DC intern who has gone miss­ing. Soon Dan Brath is being accused in the harsh media spot­light of not only sleep­ing with Les­ley Chisholm, but respon­si­ble for her disappearance.

Despite Trina’s stand­ing by her hus­band and insist­ing he is not a murderer—yet keep­ing the secret that he has cheated on her many times before—the inces­sant media scrutiny puts a strain on the fam­ily, caus­ing their lives to go into a tailspin.

Eight months later, when Les­ley mys­te­ri­ously returns home safe and sound, Dan Brath’s career is over, and his fam­ily is in tatters.

TODAY:
The scan­dal that rocked the Brath fam­ily con­tin­ues to take its toll. Amid media reports of new polit­i­cal sex­ploits almost every week, it is a handy ref­er­ence point for a gossip-hungry pub­lic. Besides her trust issues with men, Jill self-medicates with food. Phoebe leads a self-destructive life, hav­ing been estranged from the fam­ily for years. And Trina, who con­tin­ues to blame Les­ley Chisholm for the family’s finan­cial and career mis­for­tunes, main­tains a code­pen­dent rela­tion­ship with her husband.

To make mat­ters worse, Les­ley Chisholm is break­ing her silence with a tell-all memoir—a book Trina is try­ing to stop—which is sure to make Dan Brath’s wife and daugh­ters relive the trauma all over again.

Told from the view­points of Trina, Jill and Phoebe, His Wife and Daugh­ters shows how each woman copes with the heart­break that comes with Dan’s momen­tous deceit, and even­tu­ally tri­umphs in heal­ing the wounds they’ve suf­fered, finally able to move on with their lives.

The authors con­cept:
A pho­tog­ra­phy cover of the three women rep­re­sent­ing Trina, Phoebe and Jill, in a pic­ture frame motif evokes the feel­ing and mood of the book.

I think I cap­tured the essence of what she was look­ing for and had the com­pleted cover and con­ver­sions back to her within one week. This fab­u­lous book is now avail­able at Barnes & Noble and Ama­zon for the amaz­ingly low price of $2.99.

About Andy Brown

Graphic designer and ebook publisher.
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2 Responses to Cover Design for Kim Arbor

  1. Vladimir says:

    Con­grats on the cover. Very appropriate.

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