About My Writing:
Q: Where can I get your books?
A: You can order signed copies of paperbacks from our family-owned bookstore, Bookish
If you're more of an ebook person, find them here.
Q: Who are your stories for?
A: All of my current titles in The Windrider Saga and The Risen Age Archive are PG-13 for swordfighting violence, but are clean reads--no profanity or sex. The Windrider Saga contains a couple of kisses, just so you parents concerned about those types of things are aware.
Windrider features adult characters and the protagonist is male. Risen Age features a teen female protagonist and is more of a coming-of-age story. You can find out more about each book here.
Q: Are you writing anything new?
A: I have two projects in the works. One is a novel for adult readers, which is a dark fantasy with some horror and some romance. The other is a early middle grade graphic novel I've vowed to begin adapting from a novel draft. The story exists, but it's going to take some time to switch the delivery format.
About My Art:
Q: Can I buy prints of anything I've seen here on your site?
A: Please contact me if you're interested in having your own copy of something you've seen here. Some of these samples are my own property, others are commissions, so I would have to answer that on an image-by-image basis
Q: Are you willing work for a share of the royalties on my children's book that I've written?
A: Unfortunately, I cannot work for royalty share. My schedule is such that I have to deny some work to take on new projects, so I can only work for for a negotiated flat fee.
Q: How much do you charge for illustrations?
A: Every project is individual in terms of its demand and timeline, so pricing will vary based on many factors. However, a midline cost you can consider if you're thinking of contacting me:
Individual character drawings, color: Starting at $150 each
Individual full illustrations, color, with background: Starting at $250 each
Full children's book, based on 20-24 illustrations: Starting at $3000
Q: How long will it take you to illustrate my children's book?
A: Due to diverse demands on my time, expect a minimum of 6 months of production time for a children's book project
Q: How can I get an idea what illustrations should cost?
A: The Graphic Artists Guild Handbook is an invaluable resource to help you know what the current market rate is for just about any kind of art you might contract. If you are new to working with illustrators, you will probably get sticker shock reading this book. Rest assured, however, that the numbers they publish are from an ideal, corporate standpoint, so a freelancer like me will likely be able to work with your budget, so long as it's not a quarter of the "going rate."