Michael Curry is an attorney living in southern Illinois with his beloved wife and daughter. Michael plays a poor guitar and enjoys listening to British Invasion rock. He also collects - and reads - comic books from the 1960s and 1970s. Groovy. He writes - and reads - science fiction, fantasy and horror (thriller) short stories and novels
How do you approach cover design?
I wanted something whimsical to reflect the light tone of the book. It shows the sheer joy of a father playing with his daughter. She wears a tiara and cheers her father on in whatever adventure is to come! Behind them are blue skies and green fields.
I think it captures the book perfectly: I love reading and writing fantasy stories and old comic books. The cover shows a father playing a gallant knight protecting his royal little princess. The art captures that adventure feel without being too cartoony. The cover fonts also show that whimsy and joy I hope you find in the book, too.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkien, are you surprised? The others might surprise you: Path to Power by Robert Caro, London by Edward Rutherford, Mornings on Horseback by David McCullough and A Christmas Carol by Dickens - I read that one every weekend after Thanksgiving to get me in the holiday mood!
Abby's Road leads a couple through their days of infertility treatments and adoption. It is told with gentle (and sometimes not-so-gentle) humor from the perspective of a nerdy father and his loving and understanding wife. Join Mike and Esther as they prepare their house, prepare their family and prepare themselves; and then wait for their daughter to be born a thousand miles from home.