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Illustrations: WILD-BORN

While I count rough pencil sketching as one of my more minor hobbies, I can only draw what is before my eyes. The ability to create illustrations based on descriptions and general pose and image references is an entirely different skill set altogether, hence my need to hire a professional. But I worked closely with my artist throughout the process to make sure that her illustrations were as accurate to my own mental images of the scenes as possible. I was exceptionally fortunate to find someone so tolerant of my many quirky requests.

As you can easily see, the artwork is kept deliberately rough and simple, often eschewing background details to focus solely on the characters. While it would be a lie to claim that schedules and budget constraints didn’t play a role in this decision, I prefer this style artistically because it leaves more room for the reader’s imagination to fill in the gaps.

In addition to the full-color character illustrations, there are 27 black and white images, at least one per chapter and sometimes more.

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Book 1: WILD-BORN
Book 1: Title Page Characters

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1-1
Breakfast Tower

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Ready for Takeoff
Ready for Takeoff

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1-2
Broken Window

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1-2-2
Crossbow Man

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1-3
Calm Before the Storm

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1-4
Night Flight

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1-5
Don’t Be Afraid

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1-6
The Telepath

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1-7
Playing Together

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1-7-2
Birthday Disguise

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1-7-3
After a Rough Night

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1-8
The Windmaster’s Advantage

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1-9
The Truth About Cat

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1-10
Father Parnell

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1-10-2
Discovered!

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1-11
Inside the Vault

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1-12
Reluctant Trust

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1-13
Research Subject

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1-13-2
The Neurobiologist

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1-14
Drawing Blood

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1-14-2
No Control Bands

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1-15
Facing the Wall

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1-16
In Confinement

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1-17
Guardian to the Rescue

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1-17-2
The Doctor Takes a Hostage

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1-18
Alia Takes the Lead

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1-19
Friends

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200 TT

200 LG

200 TQ

200 GA

200 OT