Did you guys see the announcement yesterday on my Facebook page? It’s pretty exciting; I get to cross something off of my bucket list!
When I was in college, one of my drawing class instructors did a unit on bookmaking. We had to make up a book, either fully drawn or a combination of writing and drawing, and then we had to make the cover and hand bind it. It was a great project, and I did a children’s book based on something my daughter loved. During that assignment, I fell in love with the process, and ever since then I’ve wanted to either write or illustrate a children’s book.
Well, now I can say that I am going to be a children’s book illustrator! How exciting is that?!?
I’m going to be collaborating with an author friend of mine, RV Hodge. He has written a chapter book series that is amazing (Book 1 and 2 are available now, Book 3 is coming out in May!), and is in the process of writing a children’s book series. The series will be about twelve books, and if all goes well, we hope to have 3-4 books available by the end of the year!
The first story is simply wonderful, and I can’t wait to share more details with you all! Make sure you follow me on Facebook; there are a couple pictures up of illustrating prep, and trust me when I say that there are a lot more to come!
You can read RV’s original announcement about the children’s series here, and then the announcement of me as his illustrator here! Stay tuned to his blog for more announcements over the next few weeks 🙂