All of the hard work is done… the InDesign files are packaged, zipped, and FTP’d, and now Riley’s Lost Tooth is now in the hands of our printer! It’s been exactly twelve months to the day, from my initial quote for the illustrations, to reading the manuscript, to sketches, to watercolor painting, to layout and finally to preparing the files for the printer. Even now the journey isn’t complete as copyright has to be arranged, ISBN registered, and a myriad of checks to go through on the printer’s end before it is finally in our hands. But on my end of things the process is finished and I just have to wait patiently to see how it all turns out! While it feels like the end of the process, it’s actually just the start for this book, whose life will start once it actually hits the shelves in a few months.