What a day. I have spent nearly 8 hours dedicated to illustrating and formatting “The Jade Serpent.” It feels so good to be so close.
Koen, the seven year old protagonist in the story, is the artist. I simply place his drawings in the book. Here is one of his latest:
Last week I concluded the two creative writing classes I was teaching at Sacramento State University this summer. It was really fun to witness the individuality and imaginations of my students. During the class we went outside and played with bubbles and chalk, creating worlds within worlds, I threw in non-sequiturs and had them write from a variety of perspectives. Their protagonists were made to be antagonists and ultimately they learned to build suspense and critique each other’s work. Then they courageously stood up and presented their final story to the class. It was fantastic to see their minds at work.
Now I am on vacation for two weeks, relaxing up in beautiful Oregon visiting friends and family. Then a few days on a gorgeous river in the mountains at a little cabin hiking and illustrating. “The Jade Serpent” is about to fly free in the world. I can’t wait to share Koen’s next adventure with you all.
Happy Boy! Reminded me of Koen from “The Treasure Chest Mysteries.”
Just finished the cover image for Book Two: The Jade Serpent. What do you think?