After communicating with about thirty illustrators, I’ve begun working with two new ones. The concept illustration above of the bull Last Ride Red and Backer the Toad was done by Chris Cartright for my book Zach and the Toad Who Rode a Bull.
Due to Josh McGill’s extremely limited availability, a new illustrator has been selected for my book titled Misty Zebracorn. I plan to soon introduce her and the concept illustration she created of Misty.
I’m delighted to announce that Josh McGill will continue working on V.G. and Dexter Dufflebee albeit at a slower pace due to his schedule constraints.
I may add one or two more illustrators, but at least at this point the three titles I mentioned should all be released by the holidays.
The Grumpadinkles and Day in the Shade of a Ticketoe Tree may both have to wait until later.
I’ve also recently begun writing a book about a beautiful carousel horse that dreams of being free. I’ve created a story outline, but haven’t yet selected a title or her name.
You may have noticed that I’ve begun introducing female main characters into some of my more recent books. I initially focused on telling boy-centric stories because I had three grandsons and no granddaughters. I hope to also someday have one or more granddaughters so I thought it was high time to begin writing stories with girls as key characters.