Here's one of the paintings:
Gorgeous. And so I dropped the artist an email to say thank you. And got the further gift of being told that she was amazed and delighted to have heard from ME, and how much she loved that book.
It isn't every day that you handed both a compliment and a gift like that. Please do go swing by her site and take a look at some of her other stuff - she has some artwork for sale, too! - but in the meantime, feast your eyes on the image she did for my beloved characters.
My thanks. My grateful thanks. I will always be astonished and delighted to have readers respond to the children of my heart in this wise.