(This was the
state of Horsing Around at the time that Lucy suggested I transform
it into an illustrated gift book)
While I am the author of this book, Lucy is definitely the creative
inspiration behind it and the one who conceived of the cover design.
She also provided editorial comments throughout my process of expanding
the text to compliment the many amazing images I found. Together,
we guided the overall design of the book, which was accomplished
for us by Palace Press in San Rafael, California.
It was Lucy who came up with the pun about carrots and carats. This
led me on an intense search for a picture of an actual ring of carrots.
Lucy then set about to design a beautiful two carrot/carat ring,
which we will soon be offering for sale.
Horsing Around is our first creative and commercial collaboration.
We have many more savory literary suites of WordMagic to share with
you in the coming months and years – all of which are aimed
at lifting spirits while raising funds for children in need. By
giving this book as a gift to the many people you know, you will
be helping to make a positive difference in the lives of loved ones
and strangers alike.
Laurel Airica, 2007