For the past year or so, I've struggled with finding time to both write and do cover art, and found that I was putting in far more time (voluntarily and otherwise) doing the artwork. Hence, I decided that what little spare time I had might be better spent focusing on the area that seemed to come more naturally to me: artwork.
With that in mind, I started systematically removing references to any books I still had out there (and am in the process of removing the last one, once the rights are reversed). At the same time, I started highlighting the digital design work more and more. I had taken a break from it entirely last summer because the day job was too overwhelming, but am now ready to get back in the ring.
I also started moving away from the "Kate" name on Facebook, Twitter, etc. because I'd always done the book covers for Cobblestone under the name of Rebecca K. Sterling. (Not that "Kate" is going to disappear entirely, mind you - she'll be back eventually, but with a different genre as well.)
So, if you start seeing posts under the names of RK Sterling or Rebecca Sterling, no need to wonder who the heck is that... :)
Meanwhile, my new website is up (more to add and tweak, but wanted to get something out there for now): http://www.sterlingdesignstudios.com/ It's a bit graphic intensive, so it may take a moment to load. I'm still figuring out how to handle that.
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