branding an author
My dad was born in Asheboro, NC in 1935 and was the first and only person in his family to get an education. He loves books, has given them to me as gifts all my life, and always dreamt of publishing a book of his own someday. I helped him make that dream come true with Miss Ella was a Dane, a Viking. He tells the story of caring for Miss Ella, his mother-in-law (my maternal grandmother) during the last two years of her life, when she was lost to Alzheimer’s.
That’s her on the cover, dressed for work as a baby nurse. The guy on the back cover is my dad, the women are my mom, my maternal great-grandma and grandma, from left to right, and the baby in the middle is me.
I also designed my dad’s second book, Ol’ Joe’s Boy.