What a lucky break to find Sam White to illustrate my book! His initial sketch of an excerpt from my story caught my eye over many artists’ submissions, because it had a subtlety that I thought would intrigue children, and so I hired him and never regretted it for a minute. His willingness to collaborate with me to bring my story to life in his digital style, while honoring my vision of the story, made the project succeed beyond my expectations. Sam’s experience with formatting the book as he illustrates cut out a design step in the laborious process, making it possible for me to meet my personal publishing deadline. He is a professional who met every benchmark deadline in our contract, and I can unequivocally recommend him. That the book achieved the Independent Publishers of New England 2018 finalist status in the category of Design and the Dorry 2018 Best Children’s Book of the Year award speaks to his skill.
I’m pleased to announce that Beginning with Xs and Os has been garnering some awards recently:
THE DORRY’S — BEST CHILDREN’S BOOK OF THE YEAR
DESIGN FINALIST — 2018 IPNE BOOK AWARDS
From Beginning with Xs and Os…
From Bedtime Story and Empty Beaches…
FROM 8 BIT FISH — 2018 SHOW OF PAINTINGS AT THE AVENUE CONCEPT.