Sarah Anderson Self Portrait
Author Services,  Cover Designer,  Interview

Friendly Neighborhood Friday: Sarah Anderson

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Today, we have Sarah Anderson! She’s an awesome designer, reviewer, and skyentist. Here’s a bit about her in her own words.

Hi! I’m Sarah, and I’m studying Astrophysics in the South of France. Graphic design has always been a passion of mine, and I’m using this to fund my way through university.

I first started designing book covers as a hobby, and it took off from there. I love helping people take their ideas and make them real, taking manuscripts and making them really feel like books. Authors will often ask me for bookmarks, banners, and other designs, and I’m always happy to oblige!

I learn a lot from every author I work with, picking up new skills along the way. No challenge is too much for me to take on! My prices are adaptable to any budget and can work on short deadlines.

I’m not limited to book merch – don’t hesitate to ask me about other design requests.

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D.R.- Coffee or tea?
S.A.- Tea for pleasure, coffee to drug.

D.R.- Castiel or Crowley?
S.A.- Crowley. King of hell, sassy as can be, fun at a party.

D.R.- What is your quest?
To travel to space one day!

D.R.- What is your favorite color?
S.A.- Blue!

D.R.- What’s your Patronus?
S.A.- An otter, like Hermione.

D.R.- Where’d you get the idea for your business/goods/services?
S.A.- It was an accident, really. I always loved making my own covers to commemorate the end of Nano. Then one day, I was talking with Ronnie and suggested making him a cover, since his book was so awesome. And now… Now I have a business!

D.R.- What genres do you feel comfortable supporting?
S.A.- Science fiction and fantasy are my comfort zone. But I’ve been dying to do some ‘High Lit’ at some point! I’m excited to try anything.

D.R.- What do you have to offer authors?
S.A.- Not only do I give you design work, I’ll share with you everything I’ve learned about marketing over the years. I’ll help you with promo in any way I can. And I’m not afraid to tell you when an idea seems like it’s going to backfire.

D.R.- Do you have any goods/services that might benefit readers or other artists?
S.A.- I also do book photography for my Instagram. Pitch me a book, and if it fits the blog, I’d love to promo it! Check me out as @Readcommendations on Instagram and Tumblr.

D.R.- Where can we find your goods and services on the Internet?
S.A.- Check out my website, here. I also run a book blog: Find me on twitter @ReadcommendsTumblr & Instagram @readcommendations, and finally readcommendations.com for your everyday book reviews. I love doing promo for self-published authors, so let me know if you’re interested in being featured.

D.R. Perry lives in Rhode Island and attends Dragon Con each year. She is also a member of the Association of Rhode Island Authors (ARIA).

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