I Do Book Covers!

So I’ve been thinking about this for awhile and I’m going to finally put myself out there.

I’ve done a couple of my own book covers, and even though I’ll continue to do my book covers for my future works, I’d really like to get into doing book covers for others.

I have over 15 years of freelance and professional graphic design experience. Currently I work full time as a UIUX (user experience user interface) designer for an IT company. I still use Photoshop extensively for most of my projects. I use stock imagery sites for all the photos, as well as commercial free brushes and textures. I create my own textures and backgrounds as well. I am very meticulous with fonts, and I keep up with the most readable, trendiest, and readable font type faces in the market. I use Photoshop, Illustrator and Autodesk Sketchbook as my software tools.

Professional work aside, I’m knowledgeable in formatting needed for Amazon and CreateSpace, and can adapt to any other specifications with ease.

Here are my book covers for my own books:

Unbridled on sale now!


Here is my behance portfolio if you want to see more of my professional work.

For the first run of book covers, most likely through the year I’m offering a flat affordable price to get some great covers in my portfolio. If this is something you’ll be interested in, please drop me an email at hkrowe@gmail.com.


H.K. Rowe

Cover Release Day!

Okay guys! It’s time to reveal the cover of my upcoming book, release next week slated for May 20th!

Unbridled cover!

Unbridled cover!

I’m very happy with it! I found just the right stock photo image and made some tweaks. This is the official cover of the book, which features my female protagonist Elekta. Elekta is a pinnacle part of the story, even though a majority of the POV rests with Ethan, the male anti-hero.

I hope you enjoy it! Now that the cover is revealed, the next step is only to release the book! The plan is the e-book version will come first, and then within due time, the print version will be available as well.

Just little background about myself, besides writing (of course), I’ve been a professional graphic designer for over 10 years. I’ve been drawing forever and I love technology so naturally I have evolved into the Illustration, Graphic Design, and now UI/UX design world. Design evolves and changes, so I love being able to share this part of myself with my writing as well.

I hope the book cover makes you excited as I am for this book’s release.

Until later!

H.K. Rowe


I have a working laptop now! I managed to save it from the dead, and put in a new hard drive, but my old Mac is still kicking, even though I gave her a sex change, sort of, lol, as she runs on ubuntu now and not OS X. Oh well, you gotta use whatever works! Especially since $40 for a hard drive is more economical right now than a brand new laptop.

“Unbridled” is still in the beta reading process so I’m anxiously awaiting to hear back from my reader to see her opinions and suggestions. In the mean time I’ve narrowed down the perfect stock photo for a cover, I just have to change some things in Photoshop. It’s very exciting! I think I just “knew” when I stumbled onto that photo that she was very much like my character, the atmosphere and background were perfect, and the expression on the model’s face was exactly the mood I wanted to create. Amazing how that happens. Now to find the right font… I’m such a font snob that finding the right one might be harder than finding a picture!

Also, Camp Nanowrimo still goes on. I haven’t updated my word count at the site, but I’m still writing. It’s been hard because I’ve had a lot of distractions; fixing my computer, work, getting over a migraine, working out, website work, and spending time with my family and friends. Things are better now that I’ve solved the problem with my laptop and taxes are paid. I feel more relaxed, haha!

Meanwhile, marketing for “Unbridled” continues. I plan on posting more on the book, sharing tidbits about characters, a family tree, and inspirations.

Stay tuned and thanks for stopping by!


This was actually the runner-up to the photo I really chose. This girl looks just like my female protagonist, Elekta from “Unbridled” as well, but the other stock photo that won has a better expression. 🙂



H.K. Rowe