Maria Spada, designer
Hi! I'm Maria Spada, 28 years, and my life revolves around books. I am not just a book cover designer, but I am also a book seller and collector. I began doing digital work at age 15 when I discovered Photoshop by accident. I was self-taught, did a lot of practice and failed a lot of times as well. I initially worked as a freelance graphic artist--doing logos, banners and many other stuff. I only started designing book covers in 2015 when my writer friend asked me to recreate her covers, which was something I immediately loved. I dropped my other jobs and officially became a freelance book cover designer.
To me, book covers are everything! If your cover looks like a hot mess, I guarantee you, many will pass you over. It has to practically captivate and entrance. So this month, I reached out to two premade book cover designers. I wanted to know why they do what they do for us authors and a little about themselves.
This is my official motto!
When I saw the tee online, I knew I had to have the shirt. I've owned it for at least three years since, only wearing it once or twice a year. That's what I do with all my author, British and Church tees. I know- silly, but they have to stay in great condition. So what's any of this got to do with being an author or writing? I'll share it with you. Mostly in a usual blog, but the rest will be in the vlog you see below.
Check it out! I made a video on November 1st to celebrate National Author's Day. It was fun, laborious and very productive, if I should say so myself. "wink" Know this- I am not perfect. LOL
Who Am I?
My name's Alyssa and I'm just like you. Within me are stories, looking to be told. I do my best to relay them to the public, as magically as possible.