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Covers for Middle-Grade/Teen/YA

It’s always fun to work up a cover design and I get asked to do it often. Since of course we all DO judge books by their covers, cover designs garner more scrutiny from clients than anything else. Here’s a selective sampling of covers I’ve produced in recent times — some published, some not — for the middle-grade, teen and young adult markets. (click to enlarge)

“Tom has been an absolute delight to work with. His design solutions are always fresh, creative, and distinct. I have used him for 6 different projects and not only was I very pleased with the results, but the editors also remarked on how attentive he was to the project and how wonderful both the process and the end product was. Tom is simply unflappable. Never one to get frustrated when given difficult requests; he works until he gets it right! When I make presentations of the books that our company produces, I always show the books Tom designed as examples. I recommend Tom Carling highly. He listens, he hears, he creates great solutions.”
— Anna Palchik, Senior Art Director, Bedford/St. Martin’s