Hello my name is Treavion, I am a storyteller, author, PR strategist and film/TV producer based in Los Angeles. I would love to connect with the right creative to help me complete my latest project, a women's African American fiction novel called SUGAR MAMA: A Keilanii Jennings Saga. The manuscript has been drafted and now I am in need of TYPESETTING or Interior Book Design. The book HAS to be submitted to the printer by the end of February so we need to get started ASAP. I'm submitting the manuscript to the copyeditor in the next 48 hours, I intend to have it off to the typesetter (designer) no later than the week of February 16th, can the interior design be completed in 2 weeks? Does it take 3? Not 100% sure but I can be a bit flexible.
I'm very open to interior book design, I don't want it overly ornate, cartoon-like or gritty. I'd like it to feel like my main character Keilanii Jennings (polished, primped and paid, but a little on the urban side, she's VERY successful and holds a masters degree BUT in certain circles, she diverts to a "ghetto" vernacular and speaks with sprinkles of slang, although she is bourgeoisie).
The main thing I'd love to see separating or denoting a new chapter is some element that speaks to luxury, good life, excess, etc. in an illustrated or sketched look similar to the attached drawings. HOWEVER I don't want to order multiple custom drawings, this can very much be a stock illustration, symbol, picture etc. I have in mind (a little elegant dog with a blingy collar, for the chapter where the guy kills her puppy, a gavel and hammer, for the chapter where she's in divorce court, a masquerade mask, or voodoo doll for the chapter on her bday party in New Orleans), and so on.
The cover is being created it is being hand-drawn and will depict; Keilanii Jennings, the main character who is short, about 5’2, Af Am, mocha-colored, thick, tiny waist and VERY well dressed in high-end designer clothing. I DON’T want a skinny, paper doll, model type. She’s a label whore. She will be placed about to board a private jet or exiting a luxury car being "assisted" or lusted after by a sexy worker-type (mechanic, bell boy or porter) with a nice body. He caters to her and/or is looking at her lustfully. The guy(s) will be young, urban, sexy, six-pack, blue-collar types.