For the last year I’ve been working on a book titled Coated With Fur: A Vet’s Life. The book celebrates animals and the amazing bond we share with them. Set in a veterinary practice, the book chronicles my experience in the first year of owning a clinic. It recounts joyful stories such as saving a dog’s leg to the agony of euthanizing a long-term patient. It examines the unexpected when a snakes got stuck, scaring the society ladies in the waiting room. In the end, readers will possess greater appreciation for life and the animals with whom we share this planet.
Now I need your help! The book is written and at the editor for the final time. So cover design becomes paramount. From today through 5:00pm MST February 1, 2010 I invite anyone interested to unleash their creative talent on this endeavor. We need art for the cover! Please e-mail your submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also write with questions. On the back cover I anticipate utilizing the picture of me and Tigre seen on the home page of www.veterinarycreative.com. To give you a sense of the book, I posted a draft of the first chapter on the website as well.
There are so many talented and gifted artists in the world. I am eager to see what you design! Please share this request with any artist you know. Also, please accept my deep appreciation. -Kristen L. Nelson, D.V.M.