Half grew up in Seattle, half grew up on Whidbey Island WA -- baking, cooking, writing, and playing Highland bagpipes! Now writing, publishing, and presenting 'How To Self Publish Your Books & Albums' ...... MORE TO COME :D
How do you approach cover design?
I rate myself as usually being pretty poor when it comes to conceiving cover designs -- mostly I've run into this with my music albums (I'm also a pro-musician). While I may have an idea or two, I mostly tend to leave it up to my graphic artist -- I leave it up to the pros! At least for my recipe books I want them to have action -- most recipe books just display food or show the cook holding food -- *snore* -- your food should be exciting and alive as much as we are. Rolling up your sleeves and getting into the kitchen is the same.
What do you read for pleasure?
I read a LOT of different things. Various genres of sci-fi, history, mystery, horror -- things that make me think. I really don't go out for filler -- the same with the movies I watch.
Make Your Own Darn Good Cookies presents over 50 proven ‘real food’ recipes that may leave you unwilling to eat a ‘store-bought’ cookie again. Written in the author’s accessible and engaging style, Don leads bakers and cooks of all skill levels through food and beverages that he makes enjoyable and easy to prepare.