I’m happy to announce that John Rowe has completed all of the paintings for I Wonder. I went to visit John at his studio yesterday, and it was magical to be surrounded by all of the illustrations for the book – the paintings are truly spectacular!

I’m also happy to announce that graphic designer, Sara Gillingham, is officially on board and will be working on the design and layout of the book. John and I are making some final adjustments to the illustrations and text as Sara begins her work, and early in 2013, the files will be delivered to the printer!

Sara Gillingham is an award-winning art director and designer. In addition to developing her own books and gifts, Sara’s studio provides art direction and design services to clients in the children’s publishing and gift industry. Sara’s clients include Disney/Hyperion Books, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Klutz Publishing, North/South Books, Simply Read Books, Sterling/Hearst Books, Storey Publishing, U.S. National Park Service, and Chronicle Books, where she was the Design Director for Children’s Publishing until Fall 2007.