These series of blogs have commemorated the evolution of Quackers: A Duck’s Tale from inception to publication. I’m proud to say the books are currently being printed! They should be here in 4-5 weeks!
I’d like to take time to acknowledge a huge contributor to the book, Jime Wimmer of Wimmer Studios. I highly recommend her for design and publication work! She truly is an author’s best friend! Jime is a full time professor at the University of Central Oklahoma in their Design & Illustration Department.
She and her husband, Mike, own Wimmer Studios. They have written, illustrated, designed and published many books. Jime’s recent experiences with her own book, Copernicus, afforded insight that saved me lots of trial and error. Matter of fact, Jime had to “fix” some of the things I’d goofed up from my own lack of experience.
Jime and I discussed the “look” I envisioned for Quackers. She made the finished product even more beautiful than I could have imagined. During our meetings, Jime would feverishly manipulate the design software on her computer. I told her I felt like there was a 30-second delay from her chair to mine, her mind just works that fast.
If there’s one word that represents our relationship it is… TRUST.
If there’s one word that represents our relationship it is… TRUST. Jime is fully invested and cares about the quality of the finished product. After all, she is putting Wimmer Studios’ name on it too. The same Wimmer Studios that illustrated/designed books for Oklahoma’s own Governor Frank Keating. Her passion for the project never eclipsed my autonomy. Jime has the unique ability to bring out the best in people while respecting/preserving their individual style.
Even after the book was sent to the printer, Jime maintained her high level of energy by establishing a Kickstarter campaign for me. She helped pre-sale the books in order to guarantee success. Once again, I was the recipient of Jime’s experience as a published author.
I can’t say enough good things about Jime. From creative design to publication, I have benefited from her knowledge, talent, experience and friendship.