Corto Maltese was a true pleasure to work with. Over-flowing with creativity, she was highly co-operative in making every change I requested to my chosen book cover, often going above and beyond to please me, even creating an alternate design after I had okayed my favorite, just so I could be totally sure my first choice was the right one. She initially entered two designs in the contest, both of which were my favourites of all those entered. I had a hard time choosing between them. My book subject was my father's boyhood years in vaudeville and she even seemed to appreciate and enjoy the warmth and nostalgia of family. She really got it. I will use 99Designs again for a children's book because of my experience with her and will hope she sees fit to enter that contest, too, as she has a children's book cover in her portfolio. Corto made this whole exercise easy and fun for me and I can't say enough good things about her.