The editor at The Future Fire sent the page proofs for “Requiem for Shiva” today. They included the artwork that will accompany my story, and I’m very impressed with the two black and white drawings done by Oregon artist Rhiannon Rasmussen-Silverstein. They are exceptional, and capture the emotional essence of “Requiem for Shiva.”
This is the first time I’ve had artwork specially created for one of my stories. I’ve heard other writers talk about seeing illustrations inspired by their work, and I agree it is a humbling, yet wonderful, experience.