Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
I grew up with mountains of short stories and poems because I didn't like reading long, drawn out works. "After the Storm" by Ernest Hemingway was one of my early favorites.
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How do you approach cover design?
My wife took some beautiful nature shots in Mexico and my daughter is an aspiring graphic artist. The cover for "The Weight of the World" is of a cloud formation that traced the form of a cacti at a Tequila ranch.