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Book design and self‑publishing guidance

Bill Horne had a great story to tell, and I was excited to help him tell it. His tale of a groundbreaking summer camp in upstate New York called for a design that evoked Americana, handicrafts, and early twentieth-century idealism. The cover image portrays both the children who attended the camp and the local people who shared their history, skills, and culture with the kids. To create the woven fabric background used on the front cover, I scanned a piece of hand-woven cloth made at the historic Little Loomhouse in Louisville, Kentucky.