In the ancient days, also known as the 90's, I would entertain myself by sketching. During long drives to visit family, the pencil and sketch pad made time fly. My dream was to be an animator for Disney, but it wasn't meant to be.
Writing caught my attention, and I fell in love. Children's authors often illustrate their own books, but I never thought that would be my path.
I pulled out my old sketch pad and flipped through the pages. After showing the drawings to a few people, they encouraged me to illustrate my books. There are four manuscripts that I'm working on right now. I have exciting news! I'm doing the illustrations for all of them.
Combining two art forms to make one book is a dream come true. The art of writing and illustrating are diverse and complex, but they marry well. With many edits and sketches to go, I'm looking forward to revealing the final product soon.
These books are the beginning of a new adventure in my writing journey. Thank you for cheering me on and encouraging me.
I would like to encourage you to do the same. If you have lost something that once warmed your heart, then give it another try. You never know what great thing could come of it.
Busy Writing and Illustrating,