Guest of Honour - Dawn Larder

Two books, 90 illustrations over 1000 emails but my illustrator and I have never met ... until now!

Eighteen months ago I began to published my first book and needed an illustrator. After hours of research, I stumbled onto a website that connected people like myself with artists, graphic designers, and illustrators. I posted the work I required and Dawn Larder replied with such enthusiasm for the topic of the book, that I warmed to her at once. As soon as we began to work together on Secrets of the Snow Globe - Vanishing Voices, I realised what a special lady Dawn is! Her hard work, talent and enthusiasm shines through her beautiful artwork. She is incredibly patient and I have been truly blessed to work with her!

Our partnership is made more remarkable by the fact that she lives, for much of the year, in Spain. Drawing Swiss snow scenes while in the sweltering Spanish summer heat, I'm sure, is no mean feat! Until now, we have never met or even spoken to each other. I am really excited about the launch of Secrets of the Snow Globe - Shooting Star because it is the first time that we shall meet face - to - face! 

Here are two of Dawn's favourite drawings from Shooting Star;

Find out more about Dawn and her work at The Glimmer Twin Art House.