Last Spring I was contacted by an author's agent about designing and illustrating a timeline for an Historical Fiction Book Series called Widow Walk by author Gar LaSalle. The book begins in the Pacific Northwest during the mid 1800's where the American settlers are vying for territory along with the indigenous peoples and the British, then follows a strong young woman caught up in the conflicts of the times.
The illustrations I did reflect the historical events that took place at the same time of the book character's many adventures. The series gives a unique and vivid perspective of American history. (See the book blurbs below from Goodreads.com.)
It was a privilege to have have met (through conference calls) Dr. LaSalle and his agent Scott James. They were awesome to work with!
Check out the series! Widow Walk at http://gerardlasalle.com/
I'm Tracy Boberg Nichols. I teach Art at a classical school in Colorado. Researching, writing, and hand illustrating these timelines have been an unexpected obsession. My family call them my 'empty nest' projects. I call them a labor or love.