Finding an illustrator that can make your words come to life is a challenge all of it’s own. After many months of interviewing and previewing illustrators and their work my publisher finally decided on RKS Illustrations. All of the sketches you are seeing in the video and in the first chapter are the first renditions. It’s very exciting seeing my words come alive!
RKS Illustrations has submitted 32 sketches for my review. I have reviewed them all and have sent my feedback for modifications. I am expecting all final renditions by the end of August. After all modification are made and approved they will start working on details and shading. I can’t wait to see the final outcome!
Once this is done there is still a lot of work to do: front cover, back cover, title page, copyright page, and more. But even with all this to do my publisher and I are planning a late-September release.
Once released, I hope to do book readings at libraries, book stores, churches, and schools. If you know an organization that might be interested in having Bear and I visit please let me know! I would be happy to provide a manuscript to them for review before the book is published. I can do Virtual Book Tours too! Please contact me here.
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