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Due to health reasons, I'm unavailable to take on freelance graphic design or illustration projects or children's book illustration contracts indefinitely.
Traditional publishers are welcome to contact me. I would love to stay in touch in case I'm able to participate in the children's book industry in the future. I plan to continue writing and illustrating my own stories on my 'good days' without the pressure of deadlines.  
If you're an aspiring children's book author and are looking for an illustrator for your story, please know that I only work with a handful of traditional children's book publishers. For this reason, I don't offer illustration services for self-publishing authors. If you're submitting your manuscript to a publisher, you don't need to find an illustrator. In fact, publishers prefer to choose from their own pool of illustrators and know which illustration style will be perfect for your story. Trust them, they know best! I've listed some Links For kid-Lit Creators and I wish you all the best with your exciting journey.
Here are some children's book illustration galleries if you still require finding an illustrator yourself.
I'm happy to receive messages in relation to my illustrations and children's books. Plus answer questions from aspiring illustrators and students. I may take a little while to reply, but I will reply! 😊
You will find my latest news and events, work in progress, including pictures and videos of my illustration process, plus free kids activities, life ramblings and more . . . behind the scenes of an illustrator . . .  From The Art Room

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Frequently  Asked  Questions
I’m an aspiring author and have written a children’s picture book. Will you illustrate my story?

Thank you for thinking of me, but there’s actually no need for you to look for an illustrator unless you’re self publishing or, in the rare situation, your publisher wants you to organise the illustrations. Unfortunately, I won't be able to illustrate your story as I only work with traditional children's book publishers.
Here are some helpful links if you need to find an illustrator yourself.

For more info on the children’s book industry and how it works, please consider joining the Society of Children’s Books Writers & Illustrators. I have learnt so much from aspiring and professional SCBWI members here in Queensland, and made some wonderful friends too.
Are your illustrations traditional or digital?

By mixing the two, I’m able to enjoy the best of both worlds!

Over the years, I have found illustrating digitally to be more efficient and flexible when working to deadlines and making changes. It is also environmentally friendly, in that I don’t use nearly as much paper during the storyboarding and character development stages. However, I don’t wish to compromise on my traditional style, so I include my original soft pencil outlines, watercolour washes and handmade textures in my final illustrations, which are completed using Adobe Photoshop and a Wacom drawing tablet. 
I looked for your book at my local bookshop, but couldn’t find it. Where can I purchase your picture books?

If my book is currently not on the shelf of your local bookstore, you can ask a staff member to order one in for you [if they stock books from that publisher]. Alternatively, you can purchase online by clicking here on 
books [or from the top menu]. Then click the gallery picture for your chosen book – where you will find more illustrations, information and  a [buy now] link – under each book cover.

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