It's July and we owe everyone an update!!! The last two months have been spent furiously creating the illustrations, and they are looking amazing. We asked for input from folks on Facebook and got some fun ideas to work into the paintings. We planned to have them all finished by the first on July, but they need a little extra time to make them all as perfect as we want them to be, so we are expecting them all the be finished in mid-July. But even with this extension, we feel sure that the book will still be ready sometime in August.
We also had a very good meeting with a local printer who gave us some ideas and pricing, so now we are just looking into the pricing for binding. Then we will be reviewing those prices against print-on-demand online pricing. Our hope is still to print locally, and so far the pricing looks good.