I am not talking sport of any kind; I am talking final illustrations, packaged and sent off to the publisher with a big sigh of satisfaction. I can’t tell you how awesome it is to see the final illustration finished and the book come together.
It has been really enjoyable working for the first time with Wombat Books on Without Me. I feel I gained a friend rather than a publisher. Rochelle (my publisher) gave me incredible creative freedom.
We worked united in a flexible and often comical relationship. We got a great end product as a result – something we can celebrate together! I would love my new book to succeed for her just as much as for the children that will enjoy the story.
I am not sure how you feel about working relationships, but I consider them as important as the work itself.