More information can be found over on our IndieRevAwards blog, but we'd like to take a moment to introduce our judges here. Each of them is a talented professional and is looking forward to judging the contest. Please check out their fantastic portfolios and websites!
Damon Za leads a specialist cover design team, with well over a thousand book covers to their credit. He originally started the cover design company, Damonza.com, on his own in 2011 and quickly developed a strong reputation in the publishing industry. Soon, demand far outstripped supply, and he pulled together an amazing team of cover designers that continually surprise him with their creativity and dedication to their craft. He and his team have designed covers for many New York Times and USA Today best-selling authors, as well as major publishing houses. Damon has been interviewed for the April 2014 edition of the Romance Writers Report, the official monthly trade magazine published by Romance Writers of America.
Fiona is a space pilot, a ninth degree black belt in three styles of martial arts, a computer hacker, a mountain climber, a jazz singer, a weight lifter, a superspy with a talent for languages, and an evil genius. All in her own head.
In life, she is tinkers with images to create cover art for amazing books, possesses a brown belt in Tae Kwon Do and blue belt in Aikido, used to be a hot shot web developer, scared to death of snakes, loves jazz piano, and can bench-press 20 pounds — with effort. She learned English reading Nora Roberts and watching Growing Pains, and when pried away from her computer, enjoys movies where things frequently blow up.
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Cheryl studied art at Texas State University and earned a Bachelor of Art degree. She designs book covers, illustrates children's books, writes, and paints. Most of Cheryl's professional writing has been in journalism and other non-fiction. She can only clean house if Disco music is playing; she blames her mother.
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For the past 18 years I’ve been teaching high school business in Northern Wisconsin. When I’m not working on school things, I love designing romance book covers. My favorites... being creative, photography, Little House on the Prairie, reading, nature, camping, antiques, animals, interesting people, exploring new places, music, daisies, movies, challenges, chocolate...
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Dane Low is the co-Founder of http://www.ebooklaunch.com, a one-stop service provider for the independent author. Ebook Launch specializes in ebook cover design and ebook formatting.
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