A couple months ago, I was invited to take part in a very cool story anthology for kids. The contributors are an amazing and talented group with diverse and imaginative story-telling styles. I've been able to watch their stories develop and the illustrations "come to life" in our creators forum. I am truly honored to be part of the group. We are self-publishing the book through Ka-Blam, which is a print-on-demand / distribution service. The book will be released this fall and I will be posting a lot of cool stuff about the stories, creators, processes, and other information as the release date gets closer.
In the meantime, here is a page from my story, "A Roar and a Squeak". I am still cleaning up and tweaking the illustration, but you can get the overall idea of what I'm trying for.
Here is the text:
There is a place that is green and sticky and wild.
It is a forgotten place where monkards swing from the branches above, and the air sizzles and pops as a crackle cat chases down a stingrat.
The forest is bursting with a whirling flurry of life. Until...