What Authors Should Know About Book Illustration

Authors are word experts, but often have limited contact with the illustrators who can make their story spring to life.  Pat Achilles, illustrator for children’s books, greeting cards and numerous publications, presents this hour-long talk to help authors over that challenge.

This presentation will provide the groundwork for finding and working with an illustrator, the qualities that will make your book attractive and marketable, and tips on publishing and costs.  Pat will discuss resources to find illustrators, what to prepare before you contact an illustrator, ways to cut costs, traditional versus self-publishing, and the single most important thing on which you and your illustrator will collaborate.

For information on Pat’s upcoming seminars, or to book Pat to speak to your organization, email her through the Contact page on this site.

Pat is a former Art Director of Curriculum for Westminster Press, as well as the illustrator of Let’s Visit New Hope by Gayle Goodman and Roy Ziegler, The Adventures of Charli by Franca Caserta, Green Andrew Green by Isabelle Holland, Mommy’s High Heel Shoes by Kristie Finnan, five books in The Adventures of the Poodle Posse series by Chrysa Smith, and The Lion, the Ostrich and the Squirrel for the Maasai Cultural Exchange Project.  She is an adjunct professor in the Illustration Department at Moore College of Art and Design, Philadelphia, and co-founder of the Bucks County Illustrators Society.

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