I was glad you posted this, Kristan. It was a nice thing for you to do to help get your friend started. I used your link to her website and looked at her portfolio. I thought they looked good, and her price range seemed fair, so I asked her for a quote. I wouldn't have known about her if you had not posted it here. I don't see anything wrong with cover artists being on the threads. They are part of our self-publishing industry and authors are always on the lookout for a good cover artist at a reasonable price. Thanks, Kristan!