Stories are with us always, in everything we do, I think, and for me, that has been particularly true these last few months, as I teach my class to premedical students about the power of narrative, and as I work on final production of my second novel, Back Side Of A Hurricane. For the past five or six weeks, I’ve been working with the talented and creative artists who help create a book cover, which is a very important part of any book. I must admit that I tend to be attracted to books by my knowledge of the story or the writer, but there are times when I am browsing the bookstore or the website (these days) and am drawn to the artwork, just long enough to pause and research the book. That is partially what the cover should do, but if it is well-done, it should help tell the story as well. That takes work, but I think my publicist, the graphic designers, and I have gotten the cover of Hurricane right. I’m excited about it, and look forward to showing it soon.