“Born in the Buckeye state, I was uprooted in 1971 and replanted among sunflowers, tornadoes, and college football. It’s a good life.” ~ Sheri L. McGathy
Who am I?
During the weekdays, I’m a Graphic Arts Coordinator/Copy Editor in prepress. In the evenings and weekends, I design covers, and sometimes, I’m a writer…or I try to be. My love of crafting a tale seems to flow over into my crafting of covers. I love to create covers that suggest the story, or suggest a story in the case of my pre-made designs.
May the magic always brighten your world!
Having Sheri McGathy create the covers for my books is the best decision I’ve made in my writing career. Not only are the covers stunningly beautiful, but she’s incredibly talented, and is a joy to work with. I know the covers she’s created for me will inspire many a reader to want to read my books! I look forward to collaborating with her for as long as she’ll have me. ~ Author Kara Griffin
Sheri’s covers have captured what I wanted for my books. For some covers she did the design and for others she worked with me. She’s a great collaborator.
~ Linda Madl, author of Speak of Love
“When I opened my own publishing house to publish my back list books, after having been with five publishers, Sheri McGathy was the cover artist I elected to go with. She is easy to work with, prompt and has a knack for nailing the imagery I am looking for. Sheri has done all the covers for Belo Dia Publishing and I recommend her work highly.” – Author Debra Parmley
I approached Sheri L. McGathy because I wasn’t satisfied with the quality or design of my covers. I do not have the tools or the skills to create a professional cover on my own. Sheri helped me by listening to what I had in mind for my covers. Then she would give me a draft to look over. The first draft wasn’t always what I’d have in mind, but that was okay, we’d work together until we’d find the perfect fit for my book.
The result was a high quality professional design for my cover.
One thing I liked was how easy she was to work with, she never seemed frustrated when I had changes. Or if for some reason I had trouble conveying what I visualized, she’d just go back to the ‘drawing board’ and start again. And there isn’t one cover she has created for me that I haven’t loved 100%.
I found the experience easy and rewarding.
I would recommend Sheri L. McGathy to authors who need a professional and easy to work with cover artist/designer. ~ Author Mary Martinez