Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
It was actually all the stories my Dad would read to us before bed time as kids and the way he would do voices and change the pitch of his voice. I can't read Berenstain Bears books without hearing my Dad as Papa Bear. Or hear the roar of the Giant from Jack and the Beanstalk without thinking of the way he bellowed! *smile*
How do you approach cover design?
According the the book. We wanted the Singles Handbook to look like a text book so we did simple black and white.