Art and Working with an Illustrator


It’s been a really interesting process to work with an illustrator. I had this vision in my head of what Nellie and her family looked like. It’s been really fun to work with an artist, Elie Dagher, to bring them all to life.

The first character we brought to life was Nellie.

After a few rough sketches, we’d found her.


I have to say, this was one of the most exciting parts of this process for me. Nellie came out of my mind and onto the screen.

There was also similar work done with other characters- here are early sketches of Niles. 

Here are some sketches of Niles and Nellie’s parents, Fox and Annie.

And an early draft of the cover.



And here it is, just about finished! Seeing this just makes it all so real. My book will truly be ready soon.


And a few of the illustrations from the book.

I mean, lunch with Amelia Earhart?! How cool is that?!!


I can’t wait to share this book with you all!

Stephenie Peterson

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