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Erik Mohr

Erik Mohr - Designer

Toronto, ON, Canada

I love books! I am an award-winning artist and art director designing books for international publishers and self-published authors alike.

Overview

I've been designing books for over 15 years. I work closely with authors and publishers to achieve the best cover possible — creating visually compelling and delightfully unexpected interpretations of the authors' stories.

I've created cover illustrations, full cover design and interior pages. Whether you're looking for a punchy cover illustration or a full book design from cover to cover, I can create it for you!

I have worked in a wide range of subject matter including horror, spec fic, non-fiction, literary, young adult fiction and more. I prepare files for traditional printing, Print on Demand (POD) and EPUB formats.

I've worked with the following publishers: Angry Robot Books, ChiZine Publishing, ECW Press, Edge Publishing Fitzhenry & Whiteside, Groundwood Books, Solaris Books, Tor Books, and more.

Collaboration is very important to me and I look forward to working with you on your project.

Services
Languages
English
Fiction
Anthologies Fantasy Historical Fiction Horror Literature Poetry Science Fiction Short Story Young Adult & Teen
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs

Awards

  • Aurora Award - Best Artist (2014)

Work experience

Creative Director

Self-employed
January, 2016 – Present (almost 2 years)

We are a Toronto-based creative content agency that excels at visual storytelling, interpreting the needs of our clients and developing engaging content. Our team takes a personal and hands-on approach working closely with the client to understand their needs and ensure their desired return on investment and marketing goals. With twenty years of experience in multiple industries ranging from business to fashion, we are able to speak to a wide range of readers.

Portfolio (37 selected works)

The Lion in the Room Next Door: Short Stories

Merilyn Simonds

The Lion in the Room Next Door dances the line between fiction and memoir, crystallizing moments from one woman’s life as she travels through childhood, marriage, and motherhood to the true love that may come after.Each tale in this collection of eleven linked stories unfolds in a landscape, distinctly lush and evocative, where episodes from an individual life are transformed into moments of u... read more

The Lion in the Room Next Door dances the line between fiction and memoir, crystallizing moments from one woman’s life as she travels through childhood, marriage, and motherhood to the true love that may come after.Each tale in this collection of eleven linked stories unfolds in a landscape, distinctly lush and evocative, where episodes from an individual life are transformed into moments of u... read more

The Convict Lover: A True Story

Merilyn Simonds

Named one of the year's best books by the Globe and Mail, Maclean's, and Elm Street magazine“A letter,” wrote Emily Dickinson, “always seemed to me like immortality.” Letters – personal, revealing, unguarded – sometimes survive their authors and their recipients, preserving lives, inviting discovery, daring interpretation.In a dark and stifling attic overflowing with old letters, pamphlets and... read more

Named one of the year's best books by the Globe and Mail, Maclean's, and Elm Street magazine“A letter,” wrote Emily Dickinson, “always seemed to me like immortality.” Letters – personal, revealing, unguarded – sometimes survive their authors and their recipients, preserving lives, inviting discovery, daring interpretation.In a dark and stifling attic overflowing with old letters, pamphlets and... read more

The Paradise Project

Merilyn Simonds

What is a garden? A yearning to bring nature close? Or a bid for total control?The Paradise Project explores in 17 short-short stories the human response to the planted world. Meet the minor diplomat who populates the earth with his lurid purple-fruited plant; the woman encased in a circling bower; the artist who paints a garden for love; the writer who adds a goldfish to a stranger's sidewalk... read more

What is a garden? A yearning to bring nature close? Or a bid for total control?The Paradise Project explores in 17 short-short stories the human response to the planted world. Meet the minor diplomat who populates the earth with his lurid purple-fruited plant; the woman encased in a circling bower; the artist who paints a garden for love; the writer who adds a goldfish to a stranger's sidewalk... read more

Scion of the Fox: The Realms of Ancient, Book 1

S.M. Beiko

As the winter ice begins to thaw, the fury of a demon builds ― all because one girl couldn’t stay dead . . .Roan Harken considers herself a typical high school student ― dead parents, an infected eyeball, and living in the house of her estranged, currently comatose grandmother (well, maybe not so typical) ― but she’s uncovering the depth of the secrets her family left behind. Saved from the gr... read more

As the winter ice begins to thaw, the fury of a demon builds ― all because one girl couldn’t stay dead . . .Roan Harken considers herself a typical high school student ― dead parents, an infected eyeball, and living in the house of her estranged, currently comatose grandmother (well, maybe not so typical) ― but she’s uncovering the depth of the secrets her family left behind. Saved from the gr... read more

Company Town

Madeline Ashby

2017 Winner of the Sunburst Award Society's Copper Cylinder Adult Award2017 Canada Reads Finalist2017 Locus Award Finalist for Science Fiction Novel Category2017 Sunburst Award Finalist for Adult Fiction2017 Aurora Awards Finalist for Best NovelMadeline Ashby's Company Town is a brilliant, twisted mystery, as one woman must evaluate saving the people of a town that can't be saved, or saving he... read more

2017 Winner of the Sunburst Award Society's Copper Cylinder Adult Award2017 Canada Reads Finalist2017 Locus Award Finalist for Science Fiction Novel Category2017 Sunburst Award Finalist for Adult Fiction2017 Aurora Awards Finalist for Best NovelMadeline Ashby's Company Town is a brilliant, twisted mystery, as one woman must evaluate saving the people of a town that can't be saved, or saving he... read more

The Dewpoint Show

Barb Howard

Leonard likes to observe the world around him. But a special friendship with Vivian, the old hottubbing lady next door, teaches him that living is not just something you simply watch it' somthing you do.

Leonard likes to observe the world around him. But a special friendship with Vivian, the old hottubbing lady next door, teaches him that living is not just something you simply watch it' somthing you do.

The Glory Wind

Valerie Sherrard

The Acolyte

Nick Cutter

Jonah Murtag is an Acolyte on the New Bethlehem police force. His job: eradicate all heretical religious faiths and their practitioners. When a string of bombings paralyzes the city, religious fanatics are initially suspected, but startling clues point to a more ominous perpetrator. And Jonah's got another problem. He isn't a believer, anymore.

Jonah Murtag is an Acolyte on the New Bethlehem police force. His job: eradicate all heretical religious faiths and their practitioners. When a string of bombings paralyzes the city, religious fanatics are initially suspected, but startling clues point to a more ominous perpetrator. And Jonah's got another problem. He isn't a believer, anymore.

Conversations for Two

Jacqueline Markowitz

Memory generates memory. Grief slumbers. There are membranes of regrettable sorrows. And, there is that catch-breath of love.Born in England, she was three and he was eleven when their family came to Canada. In a few years, he would be swept into the pulsing generation of peace and love. She remembers how he held her hand walking across College Street on the way to the Beatles concert. Once, h... read more

Memory generates memory. Grief slumbers. There are membranes of regrettable sorrows. And, there is that catch-breath of love.Born in England, she was three and he was eleven when their family came to Canada. In a few years, he would be swept into the pulsing generation of peace and love. She remembers how he held her hand walking across College Street on the way to the Beatles concert. Once, h... read more

The Bone Mother

David Demchuk

October

Michael Rowe

The time: the waning years of the 1990s at the dawn of the millennium.The place: an isolated rural town called Auburn, which could be anywhere at all—a town where everyone knows everyone else—where dark secrets run through its veins like blood.Everyone knows that sixteen-year old Mikey Childress is “different.” A target for bullies since he was a small boy, everything Mikey does attracts abuse... read more

The time: the waning years of the 1990s at the dawn of the millennium.The place: an isolated rural town called Auburn, which could be anywhere at all—a town where everyone knows everyone else—where dark secrets run through its veins like blood.Everyone knows that sixteen-year old Mikey Childress is “different.” A target for bullies since he was a small boy, everything Mikey does attracts abuse... read more

Remember Why You Fear Me: The Best Dark Fiction of Robert Shearman

Robert Shearman

[ Remember Why You Fear Me: The Best Dark Fiction of Robert Shearman Shearman, Robert ( Author ) ] { Paperback } 2012

[ Remember Why You Fear Me: The Best Dark Fiction of Robert Shearman Shearman, Robert ( Author ) ] { Paperback } 2012

The Inner City

Karen Heuler

The Acolyte

Nick Cutter

Still So Strange

Amanda Downum

Only the Devil is Here

Stephen Michell

Experimental Film

Gemma Files

This Insubstantial Pageant

Kate Story

Prosperina was robbed. Her chief executive officer—and betraying brother—stole her company Prosper Inc., her research, and almost her life, and marooned her and daughter Milana eight light years from Earth. A brilliant bio-engineer, Prosperina genetically alters indigenous plant forms to provide food, shelter, and even conductive and data-processing technologies. When her old ally Joe Gallo ma... read more

Prosperina was robbed. Her chief executive officer—and betraying brother—stole her company Prosper Inc., her research, and almost her life, and marooned her and daughter Milana eight light years from Earth. A brilliant bio-engineer, Prosperina genetically alters indigenous plant forms to provide food, shelter, and even conductive and data-processing technologies. When her old ally Joe Gallo ma... read more

Rasputin's Bastards

David Nickle

No Small Victory

Connie Brummel Crook

Cannonbridge

Jonathan Barnes

Technicolor Ultra Mall

Ryan Oakley

Technicolor Ultra Mall was shortlisted for both the Aurora and Sunburst awards. It weaves satire, ultra-violence and science fiction into a fast-paced, disjointed sprawl of a book that has been called "hellish, brilliant, stellar and profane" and a "dystopian tour de force" by reviewers. The Sunburst Award Jury says: "This ultra-sharp, darkly satiric, hyper-speed novel is set in a world where ... read more

Technicolor Ultra Mall was shortlisted for both the Aurora and Sunburst awards. It weaves satire, ultra-violence and science fiction into a fast-paced, disjointed sprawl of a book that has been called "hellish, brilliant, stellar and profane" and a "dystopian tour de force" by reviewers. The Sunburst Award Jury says: "This ultra-sharp, darkly satiric, hyper-speed novel is set in a world where ... read more

The Demon Left Behind

Marie Jakober

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