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Covers of the Week #69: Jon-Paul Ferrara


Artist: Jon Paul Ferrara

Jon Paul Ferrara is one of the most talented artists/photographers in the industry today. His covers appear regularly in most select novels, particularly romance. Ferrara started his work in the 1990s for publishing houses such as Harlequin Historicals and Kensington’s Zebra imprints.

Ferrara studied his craft at the New York Academy of Fine Arts. He also attended the prestigious National Academy of Design.

Like Pino or Franco, Ferrara is widely known by his first–and (in this case) also middle–name, Jon Paul. He was one of the early innovators of digital covers. Jon Paul’s style has evolved over the years, but his signature is as noticeable as ever.

Since the fusion of digital, photography, and old-fashioned painting/illustration, he has been one of the most sought-out and popular cover artists.

Ferrara’s artwork has received more than 20 awards for excellence from the Romance Writers of America, often placing in two or more of the top ten positions.

Ever vigilant in expanding his horizons, Jon Paul pursues his fine art as well as his commercial ventures. Both are enjoyed by thousands of fans that visit his website every year.

The Covers

For our Covers of the Week for Monday, September 12, 2022, to Sunday, September 18, 2022, we’re highlighting the early romance covers designed by Jon Paul Ferrara.