Val and Pals
Tri-Town murders
Suspense romance series
Freaky Florida series
I do
International Affairs: London
Jersey Diner
Creatus Talis
Sophie Vanderbilt series
Smart & Sassy in the City
Sedona Spirit series
Loud Music


Loving wife, graphic designer, USA Today bestselling author, and lover of all things creative. I love design and I strive to show that in my work. I enjoy helping other authors and my prices reflect that. I've helped create bestsellers, which you can see more thoroughly on my website: coveredbymelinda.com
Invite me to a 1 to 1 project if you want to be a bestseller too!

Member since: August 03, 2015
Contests won
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"Each time I work with Melinda, it just gets better. She's designed 4 book covers for my series, and the experience has been fun and enjoyable, and I've got fantastic covers!"
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"My books definitely sell better because of Melinda's great cover designs!"
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"This was my third project with Melinda, and I'm very pleased with my book cover! She did a fantastic job of bringing my ideas to life! :)"
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"This was my second time working with Melinda. She did a great job transforming my ideas into another fantastic book cover!"
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"Amazing, smart, creative and patient designer. You can't go wrong with Melinda!"
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"From series beginning to end, Melinda never failed to produce the quality work I wanted to make my books stand out. Five stars! "
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"Amazing as always, highly recommended. Once Melinda, always Melinda!"
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"Melinda has been an absolute delight to work with during this entire series, and was as excited as I was about new covers and project ideas. I can't recommend her highly enough!"
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"Melinda is amazing! Not only does she make fabulous designs, but she also listens, and she's fast. I never have to wait around for days for a quick change. And she's patient with me. As an author, I don't always know what I want, or what's actually ..."
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"Melinda went out of her way to get this project done ahead of schedule. Go Melinda!"
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"Melinda was great to work with! She responded quickly to all my questions and suggestions, and was able to turn my ideas into an amazing design. I am very pleased with her work, and plan to work with her again in the future."
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"Awesome to work with, and another fine job as usual! Thank you, Melinda!"
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"Melinda De Ross is a pleasure to work with. She helped build my mystery series from the ground up. I highly recommend her!"
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"Well done! Although I had no idea of what the book cover should look like, Ms. De Ross put forth a design that was as I described. Well done."
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"Great work. Good communication. Nice contact. It was my first time using 99designs and Melinda got me hooked. "
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"Another great job my Melinda. Fast, reliable, well worth recommending!"
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"Melinda was very easy to work with and came up with an excellent design."
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"Amazingly talented designer with the patience of a saint and the drive of a real pro. Hit the nail on the head with the very first submission, but still entertained all my requests to try out variations. Very lovely to work with. I'm extremely happy wit..."
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"I am very happy with the entire process. This has been new to me and fun in discovering the talent that exists. Thank you 99designs for offering my team ideas we could not have come up with. Cheers Katie L Lindley Sexlovemantra.com"
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"Melinda was amazing to work with. She listened to MY wants and needs and worked to achieve EXACTLY what "I" wanted, then offered me several choices. I love when a graphic designer listens to my needs, and then provides me with options she feels will..."
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"Melinda was extremely professional from start to finish. We were so impressed with our final design -- couldn't be happier -- and she went to great lengths to ensure the design was exactly what we were looking for. Melinda handled every question and r..."
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"Another fantastic experience with Melinda. She is wonderful to work with. Very creative and very responsive! She makes it so easy!"
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"Another great experience with this wonderful designer!"
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"What an amazing experience! Such great designers! I picked Melinda De Ross and she captured the image in my head with uncanny accuracy! I love my cover, and Melinda was the Queen of Patience in making all the little tweaks I wanted until it was perfect!..."
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"Loved working with Melinda. She provided all changes quickly, created a unique design I love. 100% recommended."
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"Melinda is quick, a terrific communicator and most importantly, she created a book cover I love that was unique and perfect."
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