Chad Michael Ward

Chad Michael Ward, Cover Artist

CMW 2010 04 MAGICBLEEDS 1000

Kate Daniels series—"Magic Bites" original art by Chad Michael Ward

Chad Michael Ward — Cover Artist 

Website Edit

The Official Website of Chad Michael Ward

Type of Cover Art Edit

  • Horror, Urban Fantasy, Fantasy, PNR
  • Book covers, music covers, game cards, art prints, band art, videos, film

About the Artist Edit

Chad Michael Ward

  • Website:

Bio: Chad Michael Ward is a professional photographer and filmmaker in Los Angeles. With over a decade of experience, Ward has been recognized for his talent in capturing unique and powerful images for actors, celebrities and performers.

As an experienced headshot, portrait and glamour photographer for over a decade, Ward uses his creative style and talent to create extraordinary actor headshots, business headshots and modeling portfolios.

With a background as a director in music videos and film, Ward understands the needs of both established and up-and-coming performers in today’s hyper-competitive market, delivering stylish and unique images that will set you apart from your peers. ~ - Chad Michael Ward

Urban Fantasy Series, Books & Authors Edit

Series Author Note / LInk
Kate Daniels series Ilona Andrews (original covers)
Inked Karen Chance, anthology
Georgina Kincaid series Richelle Mead Succubus On Top,
Nocturne City Caitlin Kittredge
Bitter Night (Horngate Witches series #1) Diana Pharaoh Francis (2009)
Dark Oracle (Oracle series #1) Alayna Williams
Hotter Than Hell Kim Harrison anthology
Rogue Angel series (deleted series) Alex Archer Rogue Angel series

Other Genres

Title / Series Author Note Link
Poison Ink Christopher Golden YA
Vampire Diaries LJ Smith YA
Iron Duke Meljean Brook Iron Seas #1; PNR Goodreads
Chance Matthews series: "Threshold", "Low Red Moon" Caitlín R. Kiernan Horror GR
Silk sereis: Silk #1 Caitlín R. Kiernan Horror GR

Aspect of Crow Trilogy 

Jeri Smith-Ready post apocolyptic Eyes of a Crow
To Serve and Submit Laurie Susan Wright Marja Duo #1; BDSM Goodreads
Hotter Than Hell Jackie Kessler ???
Hot Blood #13 Jeff Gelb Erotica Dark Passions (Hot Blood, #13)

Client ListEdit


  • “The Vampire Diaries”, L..J. Smith / HarperCollins (novel)
  • “Secret Circle”, L.J. Smith / HarperCollins (novel)
  • “Rot & Ruin”, Jonathan Maberry / Simon & Schuster (novel)
  • “Dust & Decay”, Jonathan Maberry / Simon & Schuster (novel)
  • “Flesh & Blood”, Jonathan Maberry / Simon & Schuster (novel)
  • “Set the World on Fire”, Black Veil Brides / Universal (album)
  • “Disguises”, Aiden / Victory Records (album)
  • “Knives”, Aiden / Victory Records (album)


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Source—site I found UF cover artist

Gallery Edit

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