About Marya

Marya Heidel has ten years of experience in customer relations and creative design. In 2011, Marya entered the publishing world when a friend asked for her help in designing their book cover. Soon, she found that she had a knack for image manipulation and an eye for bringing multiple elements together to create a visually stunning cover. Marya decided to do what she loved and began freelancing as a cover designer with Strong Image Editing. About a year later she joined ranks with two other authors and opened Clean Teen Publishing which has flourished over the years and has opened three other imprints. Marya was recently honored with her second RONE Award for cover design and has received numerous other accolades for her gorgeous covers. Marya's years of experience in publishing have been extremely satisfying and she loves helping authors to realize their dreams of publication. 
“Marya somehow put together the perfect cover for my book in just a few days–a design I could have never imagined myself. It encapsulates not only the story, but is a snapshot from one of the most heart-wrenching scenes. There wasn’t a single thing I wanted to change about the end product, but Marya was willing to work with me if there was.”
Laney Wylde, Author of Never Touched


“Marya’s repertoire of covers continues to impress me! Each is unique and well suited for the individual books. As an author, I am in love with my cover and appreciate Marya’s insight, as well as her encouragement to keep me involved in the process.”
Erica Keifer, Author of The Second Window


“In an industry where a book cover can literally make or break or sale, her experience is priceless. Her book covers are not only beautiful, but they stand out. I recommend Marya Heiman to everyone.”
Tamara Grantham, Author of Dreamthief

Marya Heidel
Marketing Manager

Genre Focus

Young Adult, Literary Fiction, Publishing Partners


Cover Design, Graphic Editing, Publisher Liaison, Identifying & Building Brand, Creative Thinking, Team Management, Social Media Marketing, Market Research & Data Analysis, Interactive Reader-Based Marketing, Book Trailer Scripting/Editing, Reviewer Outreach, Print Publishing, Retailer Outreach, Book Signing Coordination


  • Marketing Manager for Novel Publicity, 2018-Present
  • Co-Owner at CleanTeen/ CrimsonTree/ ChangingTides Publishing, 2013-Present
  • Owner/ Designer Strong Image Editing, 2012-Present
  • Associates of Applied Arts in Acting Performance
  • KD Studio, Actors Conservatory – 1998