MICHAEL LEADINGHAM is a Senior Artist for Barking Rain Press. He is a self-taught freelance cover artist who has been recognized by many galleries for his achievements in the Fantasy genre. He has been studying art most of his life and his creations have been published in online e-zines and paperback novels, in addition to commissioned pieces. Some of his awards include Artist of the Month and the Golden Tori Award for best fantasy picture 2005. His works can be viewed at numerous on-line galleries including Epilogue.net and Fantasygallery.net. Michael currently resides in Las Vegas, Nevada.