This is a concept piece for a children’s book I’ve been working on for years. I might be just about ready to get it off the ground.
These were for my latest novel, which has just entered the submission process (fingers crossed). It’s a loose retelling of Beauty and the Beast, a story with which I resonate so deeply that not only have I collected every (well) illustrated version I can find, but I can’t seem to escape it. I’m actually working on a totally different spin, set in contemporary Hawaii, where a half-Polynesian “Beast” and his two siblings run a flower-shop and host luaus during tourist season. Yep. More on that later.