Lyn Alice – Illustrator

What is your specialism within book publishing? 

Illustration with particular expertise in botanical illustration.


Can you describe what you do in 10 words or fewer?

I supply visuals for publications


What led you to go freelance? 

The opportunities to work with many companies.


Do you work primarily for publishing companies or independent authors or a mix? 

A mix.


What’s the best part of doing what you do?

Creating something beautiful while providing a service


What do you know now that you wish you had known when you started your freelance journey? 

The synopsis of what it takes to make things work.


How many books are in your TBR (to be read) pile/list? And do you plan to read them all eventually? 

6 at present, and of course! 


Do you prefer physical books or ebooks?

Physical definitely! There is nothing like cuddling up with a book, and referring back to the underlined, bent pages.


Do you have any advice for anyone considering a career in publishing? 

Always do your very best work, never settle for less. Know yourself and where you best fit.


What is your favourite children’s book and your favourite adult’s book? 

Ben's Trumpet by Rachel Isadora. The images create rhythm.

The Bible. There is more wisdom in that book than any other.

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