The Walking Stick TreeIn 2016, Emily Falloon was the project manager for The Walking Stick Tree: a memoir by Trish Harris.

I was very excited to begin work managing this project, but it was also a little daunting to get my head around. Not only was there the manuscript, the cover, the typesetting and the marketing to consider… but there were to be illustrations as well.

Bringing all these aspects together was a lot of hard work, but seeing the end result really made it worth the extra care and time we all invested in it. I especially enjoyed seeing how the illustrations developed from mere concepts to sketches, roughs and then, at last, the final illustrations that fit so perfectly with the warmth and presence of the text. We’re incredibly proud of how The Walking Stick Tree has turned out and of all the skills and experiences we gained along the way.

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