Several people have given a great deal of time and talent to these books. I’d like to introduce you to some artists who deserve much more than the recognition I can give them.
Some absolutely beautiful lyrics appear in Going Under (The Oracles of St. Ambrose). These were courtesy of Banks, who allowed me to use them when I realized I’m not a poet at all. Banks is a gifted cellist who plays with the Heather Bond Trio and also a singer-songwriter with an album, Broken People, out right now. I highly recommend his music, especially Field of Stones. You can discover more about him here.
Marshall is a man of many talents. In addition to contributing the amazing photos for the cover of Going Under (The Oracles of St. Ambrose), Marshall is also the bass player for one of my favorite bands. Take a listen to Daniel Ellsworth and the Great Lakes here.
A talented writer in her own right, Tali has contributed the cover design to the re-released version of The Kingdom and Going Under (The Oracles of St. Ambrose). She’s also currently working on the cover for The Morning Star. You can follow her on Twitter to learn more about her work.
A talented graphic designer, Joe stepped in to help me wrestle the dimensions of my book cover into submission. Upon graduation from Lipscomb University, Joe will provide design assistance to a wide variety of industries – including publishing.
One of my favorite bands, this quartet gets much of their inspiration from Radiohead. Lead singer Owen was kind enough to allow one of their songs to be used for the trailer of Going Under. You can (and should) go hear more of their music here.
Swear and Shake
This band has held a special place in my heart for years, and not just because they allowed me to use one of my favorite songs in the trailer for the re-release of The Kingdom. Adam and Kari have a vocal chemistry that can’t be matched. I dare you to listen and not fall in love. Check them out here.
Designer of The Kingdom cover and longtime close friend, Aaron has recently earned his Master’s in Illustration from Savannah College of Art and Design. His work is currently displayed at Atlanta art gallery The Art Place. His work is epic, and you can view it here.
Sarah Mills Bailey
Artist photographer for The Kingdom, Sarah is a beautiful person and talented photographer, specializing in portraits that bring out a subject’s best features. You can view her portfolio and contact information here.
A brilliant photographer in Ireland, Kevin’s amazing photo of Trim Castle served as the basis for the cover design of The Kingdom. You can view more of his work here.
AJ is an incredible musician and producer in the Nashville area with a wide range of tastes and talents. She gave of her time to create a piano score for the Side Effects trailer, and the end result was better than I could have dreamed. You can read more about AJ and keep up with her plans by visiting her Facebook page here.
Blake Aaron Mundell
Blake was kind enough to give of his time for the Side Effects trailer photo shoot. Imagine my surprise and delight when I discovered he’s a prolific songwriter with two albums under his belt. You can check out his website here.
One of the hottest up and coming bands in the Nashville area is Yours Truly, comprised of Jared Mitchell, Tim Price, Mike Marcario, and DJ Adkins. On the day of the photo shoot, Tim and Jared worked with us for four hours, and they also passed out an EP to everyone involved. Check out their Facebook page here.
Katie Marcario – The REP Agency
One of the premier agencies in the Nashville area, The REP Agency handles a wide variety of artists. During the photo shoot, they were represented by Katie Marcario, who features in the Side Effects trailer. You can read more about The REP Agency by visiting the website here.