As Lexi explains: “Eternal Seas is a fast-paced adventure novel for seven to twelve-year-olds. Little black-and-white sketches are dotted throughout the book. The sequel promises even more action, so there’s plenty of scope for imagination.”
Lexi illustrated Eternal Seas with help from her son, then aged twelve. He did all the chapter header designs, several complete illustrations and added details to every other picture.
“It was great fun sitting at the kitchen table together doing the drawings,” Lexi says. She’s now looking for other young artists to get involved in the sequel.
“The competition is open to anyone aged 13 or under, so if you have a youngster who enjoys drawing, why not have a go? No fancy art equipment is needed – just a pencil and some paper.
“I love the drama of black and white drawings. So many people have commented on our illustrations that I decided it would be fun to involve the readers in the artwork for the sequel.”
Artists can choose from the following categories, and they can enter more than once: Finn and Aria sailing; Aria flying up in the sky; a cat; mountain ponies; a snow-eagle and a demon-goddess. The competition closes on January 31 2019. See website www.lexirees.co.uk for full details on how to enter.
Eternal Seas is available from bookstores and libraries, plus the Drift-In Surf Cafe in East Wittering has signed copies.