My book, A Dolphin for One, has been available since Feb. 24th, and it's actually still listed for free until March 10th - but that's not what I'm going to talk about today.
Instead, I would like to introduce the visual artist who created my book cover.
Before we begin the interview, though, I'd like to let everyone know that if you need someone who will work with you until the project is just what you want - read on!
And without any more delay, I present to you Lindsay Kayser.

First, I want to thank you, Lindsay, for all the hard work you put in with my book cover! The result was exactly what I had in mind and I'm excited to continue working with you on future projects.

1. What would you like people to know about your photography background?

I have a huge passion for photography and would love to open my own study some day. I currently work for my school newspaper as a photographer, The Iowa State Daily. I have been working for them for about 4 months, before that I took college level photography courses in high school. I still plan to take more courses in the future, there is always room for improvement.

2. Would you consider working with authors to create video book trailers?

Yes I would consider doing video book trailers, I am a full time college student so I would need to know in advance and ideas thrown my way. I have done video editing some in the past and loved it. Currently my job is talking about getting us all trained to shoot video, so I would have a better understanding.

3. What would you say is the most difficult part of making a book cover?
The most difficult part was trying to find a non-snowy setting. I took the photos in January in the dead of winter in Iowa. We just happened to have a few days where the snow melted away and I found a place that had a little life. I also had a hard time finding someone for a model. Being at college I know quite a few people, but we are all full time students and have different schedules. The only time that would work for them was at night, so I ended up going home for the weekend to get the photos.
   
4. You made my cover quickly! How much time would you ideally like to have when creating a book cover?
Ideally I would like a month at least, but two months would be better. Being a full time student I have school work and other activities to work around. In the summer, though, I will have a lot more time to work, when I'm only taking 6 course hours - where now I am taking 18.
   
5. The email address we listed in the credits in Dolphin is incorrect, what is the updated contact email so other authors can get in touch with you?
 lindsaykkayser@gmail.com

6. What programs do you know how to use?

Photoshop, Illustrator & Final Cut Pro. Working to learn InDesign and Adobe After Effects

7. Do you have an artistic or visual portfolio that others can take a look at?
  I'm currently working on creating a new portfolio (kayserads.webs.com) but as of now the link my work on it is, artsysplatters.webs.com
 
8. Other than book covers and book trailers, what other types of work are you open to?
T-shirt designs and ad. I am currently majoring in advertisement and minoring in art history and English literature at Iowa State University. I'm very open and if you don't see something listed that you would like, email me and I will see what I can do.

Another shout of thanks to Lindsay, and honestly - if you need a book cover without a lot of drama - you need to do yourself a favor and get in touch with this lady! You can even tell her I sent you over (she'll be real nice to you, I promise!)

Until next week, take care, y'all - and please let us know how you liked both the book and the cover!

Robyn