I think I can share this now since the book is posted for pre-order all over the internet. Last year, I was contacted by Cathy Fenner to participate in a book she planned to edit this spring, entitled Women of Wonder. It highlights the female illustrators in the fantasy art genre. It is such an incredible honor to be included in this book...there are no words. In fact, I won't believe it until I see myself in print (I'll share which illustration is included later). It comes out next month (May 19th) and will be available at Spectrum Live. Today, Tor.com shared the introduction, written by Lauren Panepinto, as well as some of the artist pages. It states on the cover that it's a celebration of women creators of fantasy art and truly, as a female artist, it's something to joyously acknowledge. Back in 2007, when I first made it into Spectrum 14, there were a mere dozen women included in the whole annual. I don't know what the current ratio is exactly, but this year's publication award nominees alone, list 13 women (some have been nominated twice, but you get my meaning I hope). Yahoo! Girl Power!
Here's the awesome cover by Chie Yoshii .