Countdown: 4 Weeks. We’re counting down to the release the first book in my new children’s series. Each Thursday, I’ll bring out sketches, excerpts, and explanations of the adventure ahead. Yesterday, I revealed the cover for Byways, Book 1: On Your Marks. Today, I’m offering a peek at the story’s interior illustrations.
The digital versions of all the Byways books will feature color illustrations by cover artist Hannah Christenson. Little details from the story add a splash of color for readers who are moving into their first chapter books. Here are a few of Hannah’s sketches for Book 1. Do they help shape your impressions of what the story is about? : )
Byways, Book #1: On Your Marks
releases July 4, 2014
Taking sibling rivalry to brand new lengths…
Series Summary: Ian Johns is the founder of the postal system in the land of Liberty. Twice widowed, he has three sons, all half-brothers, and the boys don’t get along. In order to help them bond, Ian plans a tour of the country in the hopes that travel will bring them closer together. But somehow, the plan is twisted around, and the trip becomes a race.
Age Range: These books are geared for young readers who are ready for their very first chapter books (K-2).