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Meeting the Illustrator In Person at Saturday's Booksigning

January 20, 2022

I had been working with illustrator Brittany David for more than a year, maybe even two, before I met her in person. I wanted to celebrate the fact that this awesome team pulled off an awesome book! So she came up to Fort Collins and it was like meeting a long lost friend.

Brittany is a wonderful, kind, and generous person. It shows in her illustrations, and how easy it was to work with her. She also had a lop-eared rabbit. His name was Lil Zacky. 

We went out to lunch at Lucile's then back to my house to sign books.

This was the first time Brittany had seen the final version in print and she was super pleased! I introduced her to Larry, the lop-eared plush rabbit that is the book's mascot. Then we signed stacks of books. 

Brittany went home with illustrator copies and even more confidence that she can illustrate another children's book. 

It's been a long time coming, but on January 2nd, The Legend of Lop-eared Larry will be released to the world! 

If you'd like to support our independently published book, and two Colorado creatives, please order a copy here. Or, if you'd like a copy of the book with both our signatures in it, order directly from me

Booksigning: Saturday, Jan. 22 at 10 am. Meet both of us and have some carrot cake!

Harrington Gallery of Contemporary Art
1573 South Pearl Street
Denver, CO 80210

We'd love it if you would help spread the word about our new book and post a review on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Instagram or your own social media. 

Thank you kindly,

Hester Applebee (aka Natasha Wing)


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