So, I hired her to draw THE EIGHTH DAY characters for me to use on my website. I wasn't sure what to expect, but I was really impressed. Not only is Rachel talented, but she worked with me through several drafts to get each character right.
What do you think?
|Character Art by Rachel Gillespie at Artistic Expressions|
You can help Rachel out by liking her Facebook page, Artistic Expressions. I know she's eager for more work, so if anyone is looking for characters drawings, send Rachel a message and tell her Gabbey's mom sent you!
Additionally, I have to share a link to THE EIGHTH DAY's first blogger review. Thank you, Leandra Wallace, for your glowing praise -- and for the recipe to a scrumptious dessert that wouldn't last long at Jax and Riley's house.
From Leandra's review: "If there's one MG book that you pick up in 2014, this should be it. And for those of you that might not venture far from the YA lanes, TED is actually a bit of a cross-over."
I'm so glad she said that! Some of you may already know TED originally started as a YA manuscript and then morphed into a MG adventure series. But one of the holdouts from the YA version is Riley ... whom Susan Kaye Quinn has told me is swoon-worthy. I'm pleased that Leandra, too, thought the book will have a cross-over appeal to YA readers. I hope she's right!