My BEEGEST (that's cat speak for "biggest," except bigger) thanks to my awesome friend and fellow blog buddy Mike D, who brought the cover of my book to life!
However, I am proud to promote the illustrator, my bro, Nik Houser, whose first "art" lesson came from my when I was in the third grade and he was in the first. (There may or may not have been stuffed citizens in the class as well. I was thinking big.) After taking one look at his work, I realized at the age of 8 that I had better stick with my day job, since I could not draw a circle round. I still can't, come to think of it.
Anyhow. In addition to penning darkly humorous comics, Nik has also published an ebook and has had his work featured in many sci-fi, horror and fantasy anthologies. So check him out.
Lastly, for those of you who are curious why we have different last names...I really don't have a good answer. Mr. RK's last name is not the same as mine. It amuses him no end when we get mail for "Ms. RK and Mr. RK" because legally, only one of those people exist. I changed my name in college just because I felt like it. You know - the most wonderful thing about Tiggers is I'm the only one!
Because based many of our personalities, it should be more like, "Smart alec who talks before thinking and often squarely aims for the rock in the middle of the river, rather than taking the smooth path!"
But hey. Maybe that's what my last name means in the original British English. Joey and Claire, is this true? :)