Jessi Mitchelar is Production Assistant for the Custom department at Walter Foster Publishing. At the beginning of the year, Jessi and her fiancé decided to trade in the brutal Chicago winters for a sunnier life in Southern California. They packed up their two cats and two dogs and drove the 2,000 miles to Orange County. Following a beautiful wedding on Laguna Beach and a blissful honeymoon in Maui, this newlywed now spends her time watching Alabama football with her husband, working on her novel, and exploring all that California has to offer.
The essence of childhood is rooted in fantasy. Author Bob Berry helps children turn that fantasy into reality with his book Learn to Draw Pirates, Vikings, & Ancient Civilizations. This book contains step-by-step instructions for drawing ancient characters, civilizations, and mystical creatures. Through fun facts and illustrations, Bob opens the door to the imagination, providing the reader with a set of keys that unlock a world filled with legend and lore. This passion for drawing the fantastic can be traced back to Bob's own childhood, where he spent much of his time drawing characters from popular cartoons and comic books.
Steven Pearce, famed artist and author of Drawing Still Lifes, has the type of personality that makes you want to invite him to join you for a cup of coffee and an afternoon of easy conversation. When speaking of his wife and grandkids, it is obvious he is a down-to-earth family man at heart.
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