Country Mouse Design did a beautiful job on my book. They are professional and affordable. Every request was respected. Thank you.

HMC, Author

My debut novel achieved the high quality look I was after thanks to Country Mouse Book Design. I couldn’t be more pleased. They were professional, helpful, intuitive, and the end result is gorgeous. I highly recommend them, and will use Country Mouse again.

Cathy M. Conway, Author

Ariel has done some sterling work in all manner of tasks relating to the creation and distribution of our digital quarterly magazine: from sourcing multi-platform enabled e-readers (after it was announced that Apple Newsstand, which we were using, would be coming to an end), to experimenting with new software to enable interactivity in our issues and creating beautiful layouts. She is incredibly resourceful and always has insightful feedback to offer. Thank you!

Lucinda Cowing, Kyoto Journal


“Ariel did a stellar job designing and formatting my manuscript for publication in different formats, and assisted me every step of the way. The manuscript required many changes on my part, but Ariel was extremely patient and accommodating to my every request, and went over and above what was required of her. The final product looks great, and I highly recommend her services. I look forward to working with her on future projects.”

—James Duignam, Author of Soular Return


  • 2014, Kyoto Journal, Issue #00 (iTunes Interactive Sampler Issue)
  • 2014, Kyoto Journal, Issue #81 (iTunes Interactive Issue)
  • 2015, Kyoto Journal, Issue #82, “Receiving from the Tao”
  • 2015, Kyoto Journal, Issue #83, “In Food and the Jain Tradition”
  • 2015, Kyoto Journal, Issue #83, “Decovege Cafe’s ‘Mottainai’ Response to Food Wastage”
  • 2015, Kyoto Journal, Issue #84, “Distant and Far”
  • 2015, Kyoto Journal, Issue #84, “An Apprentice Boatbuilder in Japan”
  • 2016, Kyoto Journal, Issue #85, “#Bction: Reclaiming Creativity in Urban ‘Dead Space’”
  • 2016, Kyoto Journal, Issue #85, “Chanoyu: Talking with Tokyo Teamaster Soryou Matsumura”
  • 2016, Kyoto Journal, Issue #86, “Checking Out: The Final Days of Hotel Okura”

Country Mouse Book Design edited my crime thriller efficiently and thoroughly while still keeping my writer's voice intact. The turnaround from final draft to a script ready to format and publish was fast. I'm looking forward to working with Country Mouse on my forthcoming titles.

Aaron Hilton, Author

Other Media

  • 2014, Chupa Cabra HouseGrowing Concerns: An Eco-Horror Anthology (book trailer, media kit, article writing)
  • 2014, Fiction Writers GroupWriters’ Anarchy III: Heroes & Villains (book trailer, media kit)
  • 2015, Angel CoxDarkly Never After (book reading)
  • 2015, Nicole Porter, Yoga, Dance, Mantra, Mudra and Meditation Retreat (event flyer)
  • 2015, Todd Stewart, Mindfulness for the Military (event flyer)
  • 2016, Lynn Schmidt & Kevin NourseShift into Thrive (website, book trailer)

Country Mouse Design worked on my illustrated book and it was brilliant, professional and affordable work. The layouts were incredibly well thought out and accommodated difficult illustration shapes with ease, and made suggestions that really improved the overall look and quality of the book. Final designs were produced for several formats, including hardcover, soft cover and digital formats to exacting specifications. When there were issues with the printing company (which ended up being problems with the printers and not the designs), CMD worked tirelessly to help solve them. I cannot recommend CMD enough and I sincerely hope we will be able to work together on more projects in the future.

Krista Brennan, Illustrator