Monday, 4 August 2014

What Writers Need To Know About Illustration?

Connie Dunn, an author, speaker, and book writing coach has decided to interview me regarding the business of illustration.  In this interview, "Illustration 101 For Self-Published Writers", I talk about what it takes to create an illustration, what are some of the greatest mistakes writers make when trying to hire an illustrator, and how to get professional illustrations if you do not have a budget to speak of.

To listen to the interview, click here.

To find out more about Connie Dunn, click on the link below:

Connie Dunn
If you have any questions after the interview, please do not hesitate to ask.

All the best!



Mili Fay, a Toronto-based artist, classical animator, illustrator, writer, and singer, is an award winning graduate of Sheridan College and Art Instruction Schools.  In November of 2011 she created Mili Fay Art determined to support the world one artwork at a time.

Her latest published work is Animals In My Hair; a story about a boy who goes for his first haircut only to find endangered animals falling out of his hair.  Recently chosen for the INSPIRE! Toronto International Book Fair’s Programming (November 13th – 16th, 2014) out of 700+ submissions, Animals In My Hair, is the world’s first ever Artwork Book; a new type of picture book that seamlessly combines the best features of fine art, picture books, activity books, and educational books.  In accordance with Mili Fay Art’s vision, 30% of all profits from Animals In My Hair book and merchandise will be donated to wildlife conservation.

To find out more about Animals In My Hair, and/or to purchase the few remaining FIRST EDITION copies of the initial print run, visit:

Mili Fay Art: “Together we support the world one artwork at a time.”


  1. Your interview with Connie was very informative! I wish every self-publishing children's book author could hear it. As a fellow children's book illustrator, THANKS for promoting respect for our field!

    1. Thank you. I'm glad you enjoyed the interview.


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