I know you've all been wondering what my novel's title is, probably because I've been specifically avoiding it. Titling any work is always the most difficult part of art - if it doesn't immediately come to you, it can take hours, even days, of generating idea lists and poking around your thesaurus. It's had a lot of working titles, including an unspell-able, unpronounceable word - werifesteria - which means "to wander longingly through the forest in search of mystery" but I've since relegated that to the prologue, and instead gone back to one of the first titles the work ever had, which, following in the footsteps of Disney, was but a single bold adjective. I now give you the title...
Stay tuned for updates as the cover progresses, as well as a sneak peek inside at the first chapter!
I have very exciting news to share with you all - this year marks my return to DragonCon! After years apart, I just couldn't stay away any longer, and in conjunction with Old Sins, the publishers of "Jannah Station" I'll be part of two presentations over the weekend - one about the influence of non-Western fairy tales, and the other about the economics of magic. I always have fun at DragonCon, getting dressed up, doing live-drawing events, and meeting many of my favorite actors and artists, but this year will be even more special for me, as it will mark the release of my very first novel! You heard right - I've been working on a novel for many, many years, polishing it to perfection to share with you all. In the weeks leading up to DragonCon, I'll be sharing here and on my Facebook page snippets from the book, in-progress shots of the cover art, and the chance to win an autographed copy from the limited print run we're debuting at DragonCon!
I'm Elizabeth Kidder, freelance illustrator currently located in Knoxville, TN. Please enjoy the site and Contact Me with any job inquiries or questions.