Beetiful designed the book cover for It Came Upon a Midnight Clear, a holiday horror novel by Dorian J. Sinnott.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year – except for Harold Trapp. With sales numbers plummeting, he and his company rush plans to create the perfect Christmas gift: the Hans and Heidi dolls. But with a tight deadline hanging over their heads, stress is a frequent visitor. As are the two cats that mysteriously appear on his doorstep. But there’s something sinister hiding behind their sweet and furry demeanor. And the town of Oakridge comes to know it well. When the Christmas lights shine and the snow falls heavy, something awakens. Something dark and ancient. Cold. And with it, unspeakable terrors are born. From legends of old black trains to holiday satyrs and straw goats of yore, the winter wind lurks in the deepest of shadows. Hungry for flesh. Waiting for the darkness to return. The spirit of the season is far more than Harold Trapp bargained for.
Dorian J. Sinnott is a writer from the beautiful Hudson Valley, New York. He was born and raised in the small town of Saugerties, known for the Woodstock '94 Festival and Horse Shows in the Sun (HITS). After graduating high school in 2009, Dorian moved to Boston, MA to attend Emerson College, where he received his Bachelor's in Arts in Writing, Literature, and Publishing. During his time there, he also spent a semester abroad, living in London, where he studied marketing and literature.
Dorian's love for writing came far prior to his education, however. He was first published at the age of 12 in Creative Communications (a national journal of student creative writing) with his poem "Brotherly Love" that was written for his younger brother. Since then, Dorian has had a total of over 60 poems and short stories published in literary magazines and journals around the globe. His most notable publications have been featured in Alter Ego (TwoMorrows Publishing), Crab Fat Literary Magazine, Riggwelter Press, and The Hungry Chimera Journal. His short horror story, "The Hunger", was also recently opted as an audio book through Alban Lake Publishing.
Aside from writing, Dorian is an avid cosplayer and travels to comic cons up and down the east coast weekly. He has competed in numerous competitions and placed Best-in-Show in a Superheroes United cosplay contest in 2017. He also loves English horseback riding, playing violin, and taking care of the cats at his local animal shelter he's worked for since 2013. Dorian currently lives in historic Kingston, NY with his two feline kids, Hope and Binx.