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I’ve finished all the artwork for two board books written by my daughter Whitney, Good Morning Farm Animals and Good Night Farm Animals. The publisher, Crocodile Books, plans to release them in the fall. These were great fun to work on this past winter. (The are my early mock-ups so the text design will be better.) ******************************************

After working on a writing a novel for young adults for TEN years, I’ve finished a draft and am currently working on polishing it to submit to agents and publishers. I was inspired to create a potential cover for it in scratchboard, shown above, which of course may or may not be used depending on the publisher. I’ll update publication news in future newsletters. If you are interested in updates as they occur, I am starting a separate mailing list for this project alone. Email ruthsanderson88@gmail.com.

The Mirror of Truth is a retelling of the fairy tale Snow White and the Seven Dwarves. The premise is this: What if the evil stepmother’s magic mirror were created by the youngest of the seven dwarves, who has no idea of the terrible consequences of his actions. (And as you can see by my cover illustration, my dwarf character is NOT a Disney dwarf. He is half-human and stands a bit under five feet.). better.)


If you are an artist interested in developing characters for a children’s book, I’ll be teaching a week-long intensive workshop at Hollins University in Roanoke, VA. 9-5 Mon-Friday from June 24-28. The cost is $750 for the workshop, plus housing and meals. ($675 for Hollins grads.)  CLICK HERE For more information and to register.


Those are some of the highlights of what I’ve been up to recently.
I’m fortunate to be still working as a creative person in this changing world.

Happy Spring!