Rakestraw Book Design is a family business. Toni began this business to help support the family while remaining home with the children. Over time, her oldest daughter joined her to help round out RBD’s offerings. It’s time to meet the staff.
Toni is the editor. She started her editing career early in life by correcting class handouts and giving them back to the teacher. Since then she has worked for several small publishers as well as freelancing. She’s worked on over 150 novels and non-fiction books over the years. Some of the authors she’s worked with include bestsellers Rachel Thompson, Monica James, and Jennifer O’Neill. Some of her favorite genres to work on include romance, thriller, and contemporary fiction. She has authored several short stories and co-authored a novel, Titanic Deception, and a book of short stories, The Talking Board and Other Stories with her husband, John. In her free time, she spends time with her large family, studies herbs and how to use them, and watches her fish, hoping they’ll do something unusual.
Morwenna is the artist. She can lay out a book cover you can be proud of. She does front covers only for ebooks or full covers for print. She uses Photoshop for her designs and can meet the criteria for many different publishing avenues. She has created book covers for CreateSpace, Lightning Source, and Lulu.com. Her original artwork is inspired by Japanese manga styles and can be found at moonwhing.tumblr.com/tagged/moon%27s%20art. She also creates original crocheted dolls for sale. They can be found at SheepishCreativity.com.