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Welcome to the World of Amber and the Whispering Willows ...

Here's a glimpse of what's inside book one. The cover and a few of the chapter illustrations.



Amber and the Whispering Willows cover art

Nina's house ... the Castle 


















A Star was born
Baseball and Tutus
The World Series
The Power Tea


True Confessions



The Willows- logo







Nina's Revenge
Jasper's Secret









                   Into the Realm of the Fairy 
The  Secret of Madam'
                                                                                                   Suspicions of Madame Riche'




                         Whizz, Whoosh, Caw, and Vines







                                                                                                Inside the Emerald Glass
                                                             













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27 comments:

  1. WOW! This blog feature is amazing! How very, very cool to have these illustrations for your writing!

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  2. Michael, you have an amazing talent, really. I love the cover art and how well you are able to portray the faces. However, my favorite of them has to be the willow tree. Trees are my favorite types of drawings. There were a lot of weeping willow trees where I grew up. They were spooky for me.

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  3. Love your illustrations, Michael. Alas, my talent runs along stick figures. Thanks for dropping by my blog with your encouragement. It helped. Thanks.

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  4. Wow - great illustrations! Fantastic that you can also bring your stories to life with pictures!

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  5. Wow, these illustrations are excellent! You've got so much talent. :) I think it's fabulous that you're a writer as well as an artist. I'll be back to check out your blog again for sure.

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  6. Hello Michael. Thank you for the very sweet comments on my blog! I'm very flattered! Your illustrations have a delightful sense of whimsy. I think these are done in pencil? You might want to try some in pen and ink - I think it would lend itself to your style.

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  7. Okay...I'm officially stunned...you were a model, you write, you draw... is there anything you don't do?

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  8. How wonderful to combine your talents like this. Just looking at the pictures I can feel how you must feel—enveloped in your story with all its powerful images when you write. So cool.

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  9. ooooh if I ever do a self-publish thingy can I hire you to do the cover art?

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  10. Wow! Just discovered this section of your blog. These illustrations are absolutely beautiful! Can't wait to see more - the very last one is my fave
    Lx

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  11. How did I never notice this section of your blog? OMG you are so talented, Michael! You should definitely do a children's book. Beautiful!

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  12. These are wonderful, Michael! I'm blown away...Are you submitting you art to anyone? I hope so. :)

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  13. Such talent, Michael! I especially like the one with the rabbit, staring toward the house. Beautiful and creative.

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  14. Wow, you're are multi-talented. Love the illustrations and your style.

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  15. Amazing! I'm so glad you mentioned your illustrations, I somehow missed this page. You are so talented!!!!

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  16. I was just looking at your illustrations again and was curious about the one titled, NIna's House. What was the inspiration for that, if you don't mind my asking? It actually reminds me of a place in Missouri.

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  17. Absolutely love your illustrations. Beautiful work. ; )

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  18. Oh, Michael. These are absolutely gorgeous!! What TALENT!! I'm not sure why I never clicked on this part of your blog before, but thanks for pointing me in the right direction. You're a consummate artist! :)

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  19. I adore your drawings Michael. I'm still waiting for an illustrated book on fairy's.

    These are a joy to browse.

    .......dhole

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  20. You've great talent, Michael. I started out as an art student, but I loved writing more. Now my eyes are just too bad to do any more of the art. Thank you for sharing these!

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  21. How talented can one person be??? These are great, Michael. :))

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  22. Your illustration work for Amber and the Whispering Willows is simply stunning, Michael! You're very talented! :)

    --Susan

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  23. Wonderful Michael! I love the tea pot ;D

    YOU are so talented~

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  24. Michael,

    These are just lovely! Why have you kept this hidden from us. LOL I can't wait to see some of the original artwork book covers you come up with.

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  25. Good to see a writing blog where it's not all writing. Art is great fun and it's nice to see you posting some good pieces here.

    Cheers and boogie boogie.

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  26. Great illustrations! How wonderful to have a talent for writing AND illustrating!!
    I LOVE the weeping willow tree. That's my favorite tree. I have one that I planted a few years ago and it's huge now. I grew up with one in my front yard and I had such an attachment to it that I'm just grateful that I could grow my own...
    Nice work!

    Michele at Angels Bark

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