Jane Austen’s beautiful 200 year-old ring goes up for auction

A ring once owned by author Jane Austen will be¬†auctioned by Sotheby’s¬†later this month. Austen, the author of the much-loved novels “Pride and Prejudice,” “Sense and Sensibility” and “Emma,” never married or had children, but the ring has remained in the possession of her family since her death in 1817. Scholars had been unaware of …

The illustration process for children’s books

It seems pretty straightforward right? Draft a story and get an illustrator to come up with some imagery to coincide with the storyline and you’re off to the presses. Not quite! Here’s a quick overview of the illustration process Where Albatross Soar has gone through.   A fascinating process, here are just a few steps: …