|Caroline's illustration before text added|
Little Acorn's Big Fall
Here's a quick recap of the experience. After two years of submitting and rewriting, I decided to research children's ebook publishers. uTales has a fabulous Facebook collaborations group, where authors and illustrators connect and collaborate. I met a lovely illustrator, Caroline Lee, and she and I began the process of working with Little Acorn's story. She worked in traditional watercolors for the illustrations, which proved to be a beautiful expression of Little A.'s adventure. I love the page where a frisky squirrel pounces on Little A. and spins him on top of its nose. Too cute! The entire process took several months of collaborating. We submitted the final project and received an email yesterday that uTales accepted the project. I still can't believe it's true. I have a published children's ebook. Wait, let me say that again. I have a published children's ebook. Wow!