If you like modern-day, coming-of-age fantasies with mysterious haunted houses, talking animals and creatures, fantastical journeys, ninja-like fight scenes, evil henchmen, female villains with a female lead, you should probably pick up this book. I'm told it's an easy, fast read--a good book to read while curled up in a blanket while sipping a fall-ish drink. Both kids and their grown-ups will enjoy Jayne, her new friends and her mysterious adventure.
I just watched an interview with a director who is releasing an independent feature-length film on Sept. 30, about 7 hours before my book is released. He was asked if he was excited. He said, “No, it’s terrifying.” I found myself nodding in agreement. It is scary to put yourself out there. I completely share his sentiment.
My first glimmer of “The Author and The Illustrator” came to me while I was staring out a a church parsonage window... By chasing everything but writing, I was (and have been) living a life that is not true to myself.
Annie. Foster mom. Self-taught baker and chef. Avid reader. Though strict and a bit old-school, she's a fierce protector of the children under her care. But she knows things she couldn't possibly know. Jayne believes she's either watching the kids with surveillance cameras or is psychic... yes, she's most definitely psychic. Annie is a supporting character in "The Author and The Illustrator."