Short-listed for IBPA Award: Kim Headlee’s King Arthur’s Sister in Washington’s Court

King Arthur’s Sister in Washington’s Court by Kim Iverson Headlee. Written as though by the old master himself, King Arthur’s Sister in Washington’s Court by Mark Twain as channeled by Kim Iverson Headlee offers laughs, love, and a candid look at American society, popular culture, politics,...

Book Covers – Would You Buy This Book?

by Judith. We all know that readers judge a book by its cover; or, at the very least, their first reaction to a book is an offshoot of their first impression of the cover, despite the adage that tells us all NOT to judge this way. So, we make sure our covers are done well, professionally, and with strong...

See Us At The Portland Book Fest

Are you in or near Portland? Love books? Drop by the 6th Annual NW Book Festival on Saturday, July 26, from 11 to 5 pm. Lucky Bat Books will be there, along with two of our fiction writers, J.S. Anderson, author of Book of Hours: The Beguilement of Brother Alphaios, and Richard Sessions, author of...

Recent Covers by Lucky Bat Books Artists

by Judith. We don’t usually have the chance to simply share the brilliance of Lucky Bat Books artists, so I said, why not? I am constantly amazed and in awe of the concepts our artists conjure up and the final book covers they create – both on target for the market and beautiful to the eye. Here...

Ben Baldwin

Ben Baldwin, book cover artist,  has been short-listed for the British Fantasy Award for Best Artist for the last three years and was also shortlisted last year for the British Science Fiction Association Award for Best Artist. He is a self-taught freelance artist from the UK who works with a combination...

Kim Headlee

Author of Arthurian and Historical Romances Kim Headlee  has been researching the Arthurian Legends for more than four decades. “I hope to make this the thrust of my novel-length fiction for as long as I can get away with it!” she says.  Lucky Bat Books is proud to be her publisher for the...

Birth of a Beautiful Book Cover

Listen in as book cover artist and fiction writer develop a fantasy cover. By Judith Harlan. We work with several terrific artists and lots of talented writers, and one of the most fascinating aspects of publishing for me is the design and creation of the book cover. Arguably, a cover is huge – in...

Nuno Moreira

Nuno Moreira, a graphic designer and photographer, works with projects that include book covers, cd layouts, magazine illustration and identity development. Nuno Moreira’s work gives focus to detail and texture, bringing a specific atmosphere and mood to each specific project. His influences are...

Brandon Swann

Brandon has been painting or drawing most of his life in one way or another and started with digital when Paint showed up as part of Windows, then moved into traditional media classes. When he got his first Wacom tablet he started moving into computer and graphic design. He has had training in design for ads...

Joe J. Calkins

Joe J. Calkins is a self-taught illustrator and graphic designer residing near Portland, Oregon. While most of his finished works are digital these days, they all include some hand-drawn or painted elements in the process. When not illustrating, Joe dabbles in all forms of traditional art media and spends...

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