Bio: Michael Fisher, Fish to his friends and family, has worn many hats in his long life including US Navy Hospital Corpsman, club DJ, security specialist, psychiatric technician, painter, and currently, father, Mason, author and tattooer, not necessarily in that order. He has a love of ugly Hawaiian shirts (XXL & XXXL, if you want to send some, the uglier the better). He also bears a passing resemblance to Walter Sobchak in The Big Lebowski.
His work includes short stories in Midnight Remains, Rejected for Content: Splattergore, Floppy Shoes Apocalpse, the collaborative novel Feral Hearts, his first novel DC's Dead, as well as the upcoming volumes Rejected for Content 2, Axes of Evil II, Under the Bridge: A Troll Anthology, and Urban Legends: Emergence of Fear in 2015.
Michael is an award-winning author, artist, and editor. Awards include Honorable Mention for Short Story of the Year 2013 for the Return of the Devil Fly in Midnight Remains, as well as Top Ten Artist and Top Ten Editor from Critters Workshop Annual Preditors & Editors 2014 Awards.
Michael is on staff at J. Ellington Ashton Press as an author, editor, and cover designer.
Costs for Mr. Fisher's covers:
Ebook cover only $100
Full wraparound including separate ebook cover $200
Inquiries about book covers can be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Fish did the cover for my upcoming first novel, Misty Hill Reckoning. I was very pleased with his work ethic and attention to detail. He made my vision for my cover come to life.
- Buddy Tetro Author of Misty Hill Reckoning
I've had the privledge of working with Mr. Fisher several times now between anthologies I've edited and my Shades of Midnight titles, every cover has been a blessing. He's able to take the ideas you have in mind and make them happen, often exceeding expectations with imagery, theme, and quality
- Amanda M. Lyons Author of Cool Green Waters and Editor J. Ellington Ashton Press
Michael Fish Fisher's cover art blows me away. He's one of the best artists I've seen to illustrate cover jackets, and he's always innovative with his concepts. Michael was the first editor for my debut novel, Carolina Daemonic: Confederate Shadows. When he showed me the cover he made for my book, my mouth dropped open. I was in awe and shock, not only because the cover was so good, but because I didn't even ask Michael to make a cover for me. He made the cover from the goodness of his heart. Not only did he put such time and focus on making my novel read better, but he made the first presentation of Carolina Daemonic, the cover, amazing as well! Covers are so important. They reel a reader in, before they even read the first paragraph of a book. Michael's covers take a hold of you, and they don't let go. He's the embodiment of what an artist should be, and how an artist makes literature better.
-Brian Barr Author of Carolina Daemonic: Confederate Shadows
Michael Fisher's cover designs captivate the reader from afar, providing a glimpse of the tale within, immersing them into the content at first sight.
- Essel Pratt, Author of and Editor at J. Ellington Ashton Press
"Several times I was wrong about what might make a good cover and Fish did some mock-ups that made me see my covers in an entirely new way. He is able to pick out the more subtle nuances of my horror and make then bold and really shocking. His attention to details that I miss are what make him a wonderful artist. He is one of the best in the business because he knows what grabs attention."
-catt dahman Author of Time of Grace and CEO J. Ellington Ashton Press