I’ve got many visual artists in my family, including both my parents. My mom, Sally Amft Gerke, is a retired primary school art teacher, and she’s been making beautiful images of the characters in my MG novel (currently titled SERENITY AND THE SOUL IN THE WALL).My main character’s father is an expert yoga instructor. Here he is in bird of paradise pose during his sunrise beach yoga practice.
Here’s my main character’s mother, reorganizing Nana’s chaotic kitchen in a frenzy.
This is Minnie, the soul of a local all-u-can eat seafood buffet, who enjoys surfing.
And Footlong, the pun-loving soul of the local hot dog stand.
I’ve put together a couple aesthetics for SERENITY AND THE SOUL IN THE WALL, and I may be updating these as I get more amazing art from my mom.