About the Artist:


Sam Keiser

…Putting a Beautiful, Compelling Face on Authors’ Work…

In the pursuit of honing his visual storytelling craft, Sam Keiser finished his fine art studies at Georgetown Atelier after graduating from Savannah College of Art and Design. One of the longest-standing illustrators with Evolved Publishing, he believes that every image should be able to tell a vivid story and evoke powerful emotions. Alongside book illustration, Sam has worked with other notable companies such as Wizards of the Coast, Crunchy Roll, and Rooster Teeth. Always interested in artistic and personal growth, Sam tries to stay curious and explore new ways to view the world.

Featured Books with Covers
Designed by Sam Keiser


Hardboiled Crime/
Detective / Noir Crime /
Suspense Thriller

Payden Beck Crime
Thriller – Book 1

In every murder investigation, there are rules—how fast you learn them can mean the difference between life and death.

Pinnacle Book Achievement
Award, Winter 2020 –
Best Crime Fiction
Page Turner
Awards 2021 –
Screenplay Awards

“Michael Golvach’s 10-30 really did make for riveting reading. This is a thriller that takes you on a journey you will never forget, a story with many twists and turns, a great deal of suspense and not a small amount of intrigue. It is an intense read, not one you should take your attention off for a single minute and, believe me when I say it, this is one story you will not want to put down. Mr. Golvach uses descriptive prose that puts you right there in the middle of the action. As the mystery deepens, you are pulled deeper and deeper in so there’s no getting out until the end. With some utterly believable characters, a unique storyline and a well-paced mystery, this is a heart-stopping tale that will enthrall any reader.” ~ Readers’ Favorite Book Reviews, Anne-Marie Reynolds (5 STARS)


Young Adult Fantasy

Essence of Ohr –
Book 3

When old scars open—wounds that never truly healed—can Kole find the courage to stand against the deepest fear he’s ever known?

Feathered Quill
Book Awards – 2023 –
Pinnacle Book Achievement
Award, Fall 2022 –
Best Fantasy

Feathered Quill says: “This book is absolutely mesmerizing and just goes to show that, even when the author has already written two books in a series, the next book can truly be even better. All I can say is I can’t wait to see book 4 and, if we are all very lucky, a motion picture that may be the beginning of the best movie series ever!”

“One of the best young adult epic fantasy series of the decade…” ~ Rabia Tanveer, Readers’ Favorite Books Reviews (5 STARS)




Call of Destiny –
Book 1

Destiny is complex in the 21st century: sometimes destiny tempts us, and sometimes we tempt destiny. Either way, every choice brings consequences, as Jake and Dakota are about to discover.

Pinnacle Book Achievement
Award, Fall 2019 –
Best Literary Fiction

“Suspenseful, intriguing and powerfully tense, this is a dark fantasy work like no other… The Temptation of Destiny is a master class in tension and supposition.” ~ Readers’ Favorite Book Reviews

“The scenes are beautifully written, the points of views clearly narrated, and the conflict is so skillfully constructed that it drives the story forward. A great read, indeed.” ~ Readers’ Favorite Book Reviews, Divine Zape (5 STARS)

“…beautifully written, expressive, and enjoyable.” ~ Readers’ Favorite Book Reviews, K.J. Simmill (5 STARS)


Dark Fantasy /
Epic Fantasy /

The Sundered Oath –
Book 3

After a lifetime of self-sacrifice, now Ellaeva must decide if she will give up all she has left.

Ellaeva has always known her path ends at the ultimate sacrifice—but can an embittered priestess bring herself to fulfill her duty?

All Books with Covers Designed by Sam Keiser