An Unnatural Choice
COVER AND INTERIOR DESIGN | COVER ILLUSTRATION | EBOOK
CLIENT: Mary Hodder Ross | The Self Publishing Agency
PROJECT DATE: May 2019
Mary Hodder Ross is an author and speaker. An Unnatural Choice is her memoir and first book, which chronicles the impossible choice to give up her child in secret and the impacts of this difficult decision on the decades that followed. She explores the complexities of motherhood and the weight of secrecy and silence on her family, sharing her journey to overcome lingering shame and speak her truth after a lifetime of silence.
Mary entrusted me with a first draft of her story in in its early stages so I could begin envisioning her book design. It pulled me in from the first page and her words stayed with me for days afterward. Her writing style was so clear and vivid that I immediately pictured several options for the front cover. Mary chose her favourite without hesitation and the rest of the book design came together like magic.