Edwin Herder has been a freelance illustrator since 1975, and painted the covers of the US Hardcover editions of The Malloreon.
After graduating from the Tyler School of Art. During his career he has produced thousands of illustrations for book covers, magazines, movie posters and advertising. He has done book covers for authors ranging from Michael Crichton to Margaret Truman to Tom Clancy, magazine illustrations from Fortune to Rolling Stone to Popular Mechanics. He has been represented in New York by Hankins and Tegenborg for nearly 25 years. Recently he has turned his focus to his true passion, oil painting, capturing scenes from his travels, the beauty of the local landscape, as well as people from everyday life, leading to commissions to do portraits.