2018 Presenter Spotlight: Shaela Kay Odd

Shaela Odd has been writing since she was six years old. She studied Theatre and English at Brigham Young University-Idaho, where she wrote and performed her own stories for a professional storytelling troupe. She currently writes historical romance, and publishes under the name Shaela Kay. She is an award-winning cover designer, and hopes to someday turn her “little book business” into a real live publishing house.

Shaela Odd will share one presentation: It's OK To Judge: Book Cover Design for the Indie Author. Shaela Odd’s class descriptions are provided below:


It's OK To Judge: Book Cover Design for the Indie Author. This class will go beyond the basics of cover design to explain the little details that often get overlooked; details that transform covers from so-so to so amazing. Learn where to find stock images, how and when to mix fonts, why custom layers and shadows are so important, and steps you can take to make your own covers pop. Plus, we'll take you step-by-step through two different cover designs so you can see these principles in action.

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