Isabel Wixon is weird. Not only does she see dead things, but her list of friends consist of a talkative ventriloquist’s dummy and the gentlemanly spider that lives in her hair. Real friends? Too hard. Inventing friends is much easier.
Inventing the Boatman—a terrible monster that lures kids into a strange sleeping sickness and never lets them go—probably wasn’t one of her better ideas though.
Sound intriguing? That’s the summary for Kat M. Hawthorne’s brilliantly creepy middle grade horror novel The Boatman, and guess what? The cover artwork is by Yours Truly!
I was lucky enough to get to illustrate this amazing book as well as doing the cover art. The book releases on May 26th, so check back then for a peek at some of the interior artwork and some inside info on the process of creating it!
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