I recently illustrated a middle grade fiction book called, Jack and The Hollow Hill, written by Bryan Givens. Bryan is a fellow SCBWI SoCal member and a wonderful writer.
The story takes place in medieval Ireland and follows the adventures of a boy named Jack and his friend Ashling. The magical journeys they go on are so much fun to read! The second book in the series, which I also illustrated, called 'Jack and The Giant's Bargain' comes out on September 22nd 2022!
Book 2: Jack and The Giant's Bargain - the second book in the Jack adventure series is now available for sale! Go to https://www.ballykillarneyhouse.com/ to get your copy!
Jack dreams of becoming a great warrior like his father, even though he’s not sure he’ll ever be big enough. But when his father doesn’t return from fighting the Viking invaders, Jack knows he has to step up to protect his family. After he has to move to a different village, he meets new friends, makes new enemies, and discovers strange new places. And when an unseen menace threatens his loved ones, Jack must rely on his wits and courage to unravel the secret of the Hollow Hill.
Bryan Givens was born in Dallas, Texas, and some of his earliest memories are of traveling to other places by reading: Narnia, Middle Earth, Treasure Island, Mars. As he grew older, he traveled to many other places, both in person and through the magical medium of books. Also, he’s had a long fascination with folktales and with exploring his Irish heritage. For his day job, he teaches history at Pepperdine University in California.
I recently illustrated the first two books in a middle grade fiction series written by Bryan Givens. The first book is titled 'Jack and The Hollow Hill'. The second book titled 'Jack and The Giant's Bargain' is out now!
Please go to https://www.ballykillarneyhouse.com/ for more information about the book.