Monday, June 11, 2012

Author Dreams 2

Since I am pretty happy with the two children's stories I've written I am going to move on to the next step on my journey of publishing a book. You can not have a children's picture book with out illustrations, right? Welp, that's where I am. Initially I was going to seek out an illustrator to help bring my characters to life. After looking around on the world wide web I decided to do more of a local search. And by local I mean my husband.

Since he was a little boy he has had a gift for being able to draw really well. He won competitions as a school age kid and would draw for fun while we were in college. As a grown up life got him away from his hobby. He recently started drawing again for his job. His unit was looking for a tee shirt design and he volunteered his services. I had forgotten how talented he was. That husband of mine. Is there anything that he isn't good at?

I think this professional relationship between the two of us will work well. He is already use to me telling him what to do. I don't have to worry about paying him. He knows how particular and detail oriented I am. Despite all that not only does he love me anyway, but he also agreed to be my illustrator. I am so excited about us doing this together. I'm writing and he's illustrating. How cool is that? He is going to start some rough draft sketches this weekend. Can't wait to see what we come up with!


  1. What a wonder thing to do together!!! There is always a need for great children's stories. I am excited for you and your husband. I can't wait to see the finished product.

  2. I think that is a great idea! How exciting

  3. New follower from Flock together. I am followng G+. Hope I did it right. Love for you to follow back when you get a chance. Hosting facebook hop tomorrow. Love to have you link up your page.

  4. Thanks ladies! I am looking forward to where this takes us! I'll be sure to keep posting our progress.

  5. I was having a hard time remembering to visit your blog. I have all these blogs I follow with Google Friend Connect, which is only available for Google blogs like yours. Anyway, I just learned that I can add blogs to my reading list that is on my Blogger Dashboard, so I've added yours.

    Now, about this post... This is fantastic news! I'm so glad you have a talented husband. I hope he enjoys illustrating your books, that it's more fun than work. Remember, kids like almost anything, so let your hubby find his unique style and let it flow! Wishing you all the best and maybe you can update us on the process in upcoming posts. I'm sure we can learn from you!

    Tina - author and mom blogger
    Amanda's Books and More at

  6. Thanks Christina! I've had to add several blogs to my dashboard that way too. We are looking forward to creating a book together.

  7. Thats Awesome that you are working on this with your husband!!! Cant wait to read them...and share with my Kiddies!!!


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