Great news! I have officially signed the contract to illustrate my very first children’s book with publisher Red Heart Books!
Red Heart Books contacted me a few months ago because one of their writers was interested in my illustrative style. I ended up submitting a sample (sneak peak below) for John Edwards manuscript, The Tryceratops, a lovely book about triceratops that aren’t afraid to try new things. Red Heart & John both loved my sample and chose me to illustrate John’s book! I just signed the contract, so it’s official!
I’ve already completed the story board for The Tryceratops, and now I’ll be receiving feedback and edits from the publisher, editor, and author through an online portal that keeps us connected since we’re in Oregon, Cali, and Minnesota respectively. I’ll take their edits and draft sketches of every spread in the book. Once we’re all good with the sketches, I’ll be able to complete final art with my watercolor painting. Overall, it will definitely take me 3-4 months to complete the project. Then, you’ll be able to purchase the book online through Red Heart Books or Amazon.com for a physical copy, or online through your Kindle or iBooks.
It’s an incredibly opportunity for me and I am so excited to get started! Stay tuned for more details – I plan to post updates every 1-2 weeks on my progress!