Tamara Dever
Creative Director, Founder of TLC Graphics
Tom Dever
Marketing Guru, Founder of Narrow Gate Books
Erin Stark
Interior Design Expert
Monica Thomas
Cover and Children's Book Design Expert
Erica Vogel
Operations Manager


Together, TLC Graphics and Narrow Gate Books are a complete solution for the small publisher with big dreams — whether you’re established, growing, or just getting started. Our team will guide your manuscript through editorial, design, and printing to provide a beautiful and salable book you’ll be proud to represent. Quality is of the utmost importance to us. Once the book is produced, we remain by your side through post-production to assist with warehousing, fulfillment, and distribution efforts. We’ll help you find the right marketing and/or PR firm and can even work with you in developing and designing coordinating marketing products, or Companion Media™.


TLC Graphics is our book design division and the foundation of the business, begun by Tamara Dever nearly 20 years ago. What started as one person’s passion for beautiful and salable design has since grown into a full-fledged book design and production firm. After several years of designing for independent publishers but sending them elsewhere to finish their books, we decided to use our resources to add editing, proofreading, indexing, and printing to our already award-winning design services. Our clients were thrilled and continue to hire us for the complete and high-quality package offered. Of course, if you already have some of these roles filled, we’d be happy to work with you to complete your professional team.

TLC Graphics provides national award-winning:

  • Book cover and interior design
  • Editing, proofreading, ghostwriting, and indexing
  • Digital and offset printing
  • Marketing, promotional, and corporate identity design


Our new division, Narrow Gate Books, augments the services of TLC Graphics by providing everything else you need to create a successful publishing business. Not long ago, Tami’s husband Tom decided that the book business had to be more exciting than the tech world, so he jumped ship and started this awesome set of services just for you. We’re excited to offer such a complete solution for the serious small publisher and Tom’s always looking for new ways to help our clients reach their goals.

The services of Narrow Gate Books include:

  • Goal setting
  • PR and marketing
  • Companion Media™ (Spin-off products from your print book including marketing materials, trade show displays, and e-book formatting)
  • National and regional distribution
  • Warehousing, and fulfillment


We are proud to offer you outstanding customer service and that special attention to detail that makes your books stand out above the competition.

Learning about your dreams and your purpose in publishing is one of our first priorities. You’ll find that our entire team is truly dedicated to helping you reach your goals. We want to become your partner, making this a fun and rewarding process for everyone involved.