I am so happy to introduce you to our illustrator Jenika Ioffreda!
All of my characters are based on insects and animals and their adventures. As I am writing the script and their lines, I sometimes have an idea of how I think they may look. I see them as the insect or animal which they are but in cartoon form. At times, I imagine them with a specific or memorable item of clothing on, such as a backward baseball cap or something. Then Jenika will bring them into colourful life on the page! Sometimes I have no idea of how they look and Jenika comes up with sketches and ideas I would never have thought of! It's such a fun process.
As well as working on our first book, we are also putting together a 'Storytime with Anna-Christina' package. Lots of parents have been asking me for this when I do my library visits. It's a great idea! They watch me do my Story Time, then they get to take home their own Story Time package and do the activities all over again at home!
I can't wait for you to see our characters!
Keep your eyes on our facebook page for the first pictures to be released...