Ticia Blackburn has taken a lifetime of experience as a ghost blogger, editor, and poet to reinvent herself after a previous career as costume designer in Television, Film and Theatre.
The Adventures of James Bun, Ticia’s first foray into children’s fiction, brings a new genre, the first hybrid picture book/graphic novel, for older children ages 5-10 who are transitioning from picture to chapter books. Shelter Skelter begins a trilogy that introduces Secret Agent Rabbit James Bun who teaches children life lessons including wildlife preservation and pet responsibility through action adventures.
Ms. Blackburn also published Jane Austen's Rules of Romance: The Necessary Refinements and Situations for the Successful Procurement of the Marriageable Man, gathering all of Austen's relationship advice into a unique readable self help format, featuring the silhouette art so popular in the period.
Ms. Blackburn is currently writing books two and three of The Adventures of James Bun as well as researching a series of detective novels featuring her exciting new Victorian detective, Mortimer Lord Galloway© while she continues to survive a breast cancer diagnosis.
Illustrator Marinna Elinski is originally from Upstate New York, now living on the west coast. She attended art school at Delaware College of Art and Design and School of Visual Arts in Manhattan. When she’s not making art she enjoys many other hobbies, a few being camping, snowboarding, bike touring, and yoga.
A good portion of this book was illustrated while Marinna and her fiancé Jeremy were living out of their pop-top camper van in Idaho. While Marinna has explored illustration in many forms, this is her first children’s book. She’s excited for what’s up next.
“Be the change that you want to see in others!” Ghandi