Book Collaboration Project Under Way
November 12, 2012Concord, NH – Author SF Tomajczyk has entered into a collaborative agreement with artist and book illustrator Taylor Rose on an exciting new adventure-fantasy children's book series for Middle Grade readers.
Taylor, who resides in Bend, OR, is the author-illustrator of the children’s book The Most Beautiful Beard. She holds a Fine Arts degree from the New Hampshire Institute of Art and specializes in watercolor and pen-and-ink. Her work has been featured in numerous exhibitions and juried competitions.
"I'm excited to be part of this amazing project," she says. "I have full artistic freedom to create and bring to life a magical world for readers to enjoy. This is a dream come true for me."
According to Steve, he had no choice but to reach out and collaborate with Taylor. "The moment I stumbled across her portfolio, I knew she was the perfect artist to illustrate this book series. She is unbelievably gifted.”
He says that although they are located on opposite coasts of the country, technology easily bridges the gap.
“With email, phone and Skype it seems like we’re just across town from each other, not 2,500 miles apart. We discuss a book scene in detail, and the next thing you know she's illustrated what I see inside my head - only better. She either sends scans of her sketches to me by email or holds them up when we have a video conference online. It’s a lot of fun. You couldn’t do any of this a few years ago. Technology has really shrunk the world.” §