A few weeks ago I announced that the artist I used for Book 1 would not be available for Book 2. I was severely disappointed about this, but several readers sent me suggestions and leads for a replacement.
Good news! I've found a new artist I really like. His style is different from the first book, but matches the artist who does my roses much better. I've already received a few pieces back, and I am thoroughly pleased. I can't wait to share them with you.
Anyway, I'm making solid progress toward the sequel. Wish me luck in finishing it. I've got a lot left to do!