Rick is a wizard. Plain and simple. I had great fears about artistic collaborations, and what the final result would be, especially considering the amount of effort I’d put into the book. I’d prepared myself to compromise as I didn’t think it would ever be possible to translate some abstract cover concepts into a fully rendered cover. Rick, however, exceeded my expectations to the point where I thought he must be telepathic!
He’s a brilliant artist, a true Renaissance Man. I suspect his great compassion and patience for artists and writers comes from the fact that he’s surrounded by us poor souls here in the Hudson Valley, as well as the simple fact that he is truly one himself. I enjoyed working with him tremendously. I highly recommend him for new writers. He knows how to deal with this peculiar sub-set of humanity with an uncommon grace, and unparalleled skill