Over and Under the Snow has an Illustrator!

If you were reading my blog back in April, you might remember this post  where I was all over-the-moon about my picture book, OVER AND UNDER THE SNOW, being acquired by Chronicle Books.  It’s about a girl on a cross country ski trip who discovers the secret kingdom of animals living under the winter snow. Today, that snowy story is another step closer to being a real live book.  My editor emailed to let me know while contracts aren’t quite signed yet, I can go ahead and share the news that we have an illustrator on board!  

You might know him from his artwork on this cover…

It’s Christopher Silas Neal – an artist whose work I absolutely love.  I’ve been bouncing off the walls ever since his name came up in the illustrator discussions.  The sample spread he created for SNOW is stunning, and I’m thrilled that he’s going to illustrate this book.

Consider me all over-the-moon, all over again.