Last year I was contacted by Leading Edge magazine, a publication run out of BYU which publishes science fiction and fantasy stories. They asked me to create some illustrations for the short story "Infant Insomnia" by Annaliese Lemmon.
The story is about a woman named Ama who can travel to multiple possible futures in her dreams. Her newborn baby girl is slowly dying of unknown causes. Desperate, Ama swims through the futures to find the reason behind her baby's demise so that she can prevent it in the present.
It's a really, really well-written story - and I'm not just saying that because I was asked to illustrate it, and I'm not getting any royalties from the book. I just honestly loved it, and it was very inspiring illustration material - pretty women, flying things, magical flowing rivers? I'm all over that!
The illustration was originally published in black-and-white in Leading Edge magazine, but a few months ago the author contacted me, asking for a color version for her e-book.