“Quick, incredibly talented, reasonably priced, and super reliable. I feel like I’ve hit the Cover Designer Jackpot.”


—Erin Wright, USA TODAY Bestselling Author

of the Long Valley Series

NOTICE: I am currently booked through the end of 2020 and will not be taking on any new clients until further notice. If you are a returning client wanting to schedule a new cover, send me a quick note so I can get you the schedule for early 2021. I apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for understanding.

First off… congratulations! Completing a book is no small feat, and very few who set out to write one actually finish. So you're already ahead of the game. And since you're here, you're another step ahead—you know that your cover has to be a great first impression for your book.


Whether you're looking for a fully custom design, a budget-friendly premade cover, snazzy 3D cover images, or promotional graphics, I've got you covered. See what I did there? Yeah, I can hear the groans from here.


My name is Suzie O'Connell, and I am the owner and designer here at Sunset Rose Books. I'm also a USA Today Bestselling Author of contemporary small town romances, so I know firsthand how important a good cover is. I've done the trial and error route, tested covers with my fans and other designers, and studied covers from top-selling indie authors and Big 5 publishing houses. Because a good cover is more than just beautiful artwork. It's an advertisement for your book. It has to capture attention, convey the kind of book (genre, themes, etc.), and convince readers to click… all in a glance.


Now we're to the point that you probably want to know if my covers will do that. Here are some things you can check out to see if my style will be a good fit with yours (yes, that's important, too):


  • Portfolio - A work-in-progress gallery showcasing my most recent works and past projects (including my own covers).
  • Premades - Who knows? You might stumble upon the perfect cover, already made.
  • Policies - Of course, we can't go anywhere until you've read these and made sure you can work with them.
  • About - Get to know me personally a little better.
  • My Work Style (on the About page) - What to expect from the process from placing your order to completion and file delivery.
  • Schedule Availability - Take a peak at my availability in the next 90 days.
  • Place an order - Get the ball rolling on a new cover or marketing design.


Ready… set… go! Let's create a cover to make readers stop and say, "Wow! I need to read that book!"



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“Suzie has been my cover designer for a couple of years now, after I went through a string of designers who were great (but unreliable) or not-so-great (and also unreliable). Once I started working with Suzie, though, I felt like I’d hit the Cover Designer Jackpot. She’s quick, she’s incredibly talented, she’s SOOO reasonably priced, and she’s super reliable. You really cannot go wrong with her. Although I write in the romance genre, I’ve seen her covers in other genres and…damn! She is just good. As long as she’s willing to design for me, I’ll never use another designer.”

—Erin Wright, USA TODAY Bestselling Author of the Long Valley Series

“Suzie designed 20+ covers for my contemporary romances and is without a doubt my go-to cover designer. Each cover is a mini work of art that conveys each particular book’s emotion—and is right on target for that market. She has an instinctual talent for knowing what an author wants and melding it with what a cover needs to stand out from the crowd. Just as important, Suzie is a great communicator, she really listens to my ideas (and then comes up with something even more amazing) and she’s fast and reliable. I’m addicted Suzie’s mad design skills, so I have to prevent myself from stocking up on covers for unwritten books just because they’re so pretty.”


—Tracey Alvarez, USA TODAY Bestselling Author of the Bounty Bay and Stewart Island Series

“Suzie created a new, distinct branding for my series. The covers were all beautiful and perfect for my genre. She took the time to listen to me and she was so easy to work with, very fast and I am extremely happy with the end product. Throughout the process, she handled everything with ease and was very professional, courteous and talented. I highly recommend her!”


—Stephanie Mylchreest, author of the Insularity and Dark Resistance Series

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