I am a YA fiction author in need of a talented artist to design book cover for my new YA fiction series. I prefer someone that lives in the Dallas/Ft. Worth Texas area, but will consider other artists who do exceptional work.

I have some ideas for the cover. Since my target audience is female, I am looking for something pretty yet dark. (Think True Blood posters--but no vampires--for teenage girls. I hope that makes sense.) This cover is the first book in one series and I am currently working on the first book in another series so I hope that this can be the beginning of a great working relationship. I am looking for a more realistic cover instead of cartoonish.

I have a hard deadline of Friday, July 13, 2012. Please do not respond if you cannot meet that deadline. If you are interested, please apply asap!