I had a wonderful time illustrating, formatting, editing, creating the cover and trailer for My Trip To The Library.
Barbara is an absolutely amazing woman. I feel so very blessed to have met her through my art and now to once again be amidst illustrating for her with our third title together. Stay tuned to learn more about Ooooooh It’s Halloween, to be released this Halloween!
Lucy is a character in my debut children’s picture book where, for the first time, I am both the illustrator and the author.
After years of illustrating, editing, formatting, creating all of the advertising, all the social marketing, creating book trailers, and cover art for children’s books, I have decided to go ahead and do the one part missing to a picture book’s creation, the authoring. I had been approached to do so on several occasions over the past couple of years. Not to mention several friends constantly asking why I did not just make my own. Within as much, I decided to dust off the old manuscripts I have had sitting for years.
Although I took Creative Writing in high school, and have always loved to write and create stories, (especially for my daughter at bedtime when she was younger) I never considered making my own children’s book.
I have decided, why not. If nothing else, I will have a hard copy of my own little story for my daughter, if no one else decides to buy it!
Have you ever heard of illustrator’s block? Well, evidently it does exist. And I had it. Now, normally, this would not be a big issue, as I tend to always work ahead of pace and schedule. However, this time is was causing problems. I am already behind on the book I have been illustrating. When I say behind, I mean MONTHS behind. Between eye surgery and my boss throwing whammies at me non stop, I managed to fall drastically behind on everything.
As I absolutely adore this author, I was gutted. I was doing everything I could to seek inspiration. Even the Magic Kingdom seemed to fall short of vanquishing the dreaded block. I decided, in an effort to save time, to start formatting the book. You may or may not know, I do it all. I illustrate, edit, format and create all social marketing for the books I do with Fox Tots….that is on top of running Fox Tots as the chief illustrator and C.O.O.
This was it! Formatting was just what I had needed to do. I was stuck at illustration number 23. A typical book will contain at least 32. As I began adding the text to my drawings, it was as if a light bulb went off. Suddenly I felt inspired. More so than when I even began first illustrating. Now I am excited again and cannot wait to complete this project!
That is right!The City Of Ho Humwritten byPenny Estelle is now available!!!
This is the second book I have had the pleasure of illustrating, formatting and editing for Penny Estelle thanks toFox Tots Books!!! I absolutely LOVE Penny’s imagination. This story is sure to be a big hit. The City Of Ho Hum is a delightful tale to spark the imagination of readers young and old.
The City of Ho Hum is a magical place. Only the luckiest of children are able to find their way to Ho Hum. Will you be one of the lucky ones? The things you see will make your eyes POP! Take your own trip to Ho Hum and have the adventure of a lifetime! Shut your eyes, take a deep breath, open this book, and you are on your way!
I absolutely loved creating the artwork for this precious picture book. The timely release is perfect and is sure to add extra smiles to your holiday gift giving. Presently available for purchasehere and releasing soon to Amazon.
I hope that everyone has a safe and happy Autumn. Remember to read!!! Here is the summer edition of Tiny Paws, a magazine I am the sole creator of for Fox Tots books! You do not need to have DropBox to download your own free copy! When the sign in pops up simply click or tap on “No thanks, continue to view” You are then able to view/download! It is packed with goodies and printables for the little ones!
I have been quite busy lately. Obviously I have been working on the Tiny Paws magazine. I have also been drawing the characters for the upcoming graphic novel, Origins. I am also amidst promoting the release of The Girl With The Curly Red Hair by Barbara Poor, which releases in just 3 short days!!! I have just completed all work on the upcoming release, The City Of Ho Hum written by Penny Estelle.
I have of course been promoting all the other titles as well. This really has not left time for much else. I am quite looking forward to a break in December!