Pick An Illustrator For Your Book Project

To the left are the current illustrators available for your book.

Check out their version of the "A Stranger At Christmas" cover. The story is below, and seeing each Illustrator's cover will give you a sense of their style, so you'll better know how your book cover could turn out.

Next to each Illustrator's sample cover, there are also links to other images in their portfolio, as well as other books that Illustrator has completed for Porterlance Books Authors.
A Stranger At Christmas

We bring you now, to a town that you know.

Porterlance is it's name, and it's filling with snow.

Families are out, taking trees home to trim...

With beads, balls, and popcorn on each precious limb.

Children are making big forts and snowmen...

Counting the days down...now less than ten.

Everyone's happy...streets are glowing with lights...

Kids in thier forts, having fun snowball fights.

While at home, at night...their lists, they'll make...

Dreaming of toy stores, and GREAT Christmas cake.

That very night a stranger came near.

"I'm hoping to ruin this town's Christmas cheer."

He has every detail planned out just right.

"This Christmas Eve. Yes, this is the night!"

He's making his way through the streets quite unseen...

Cutting the lights: Blue, Red, Yellow, and Green.

His plan is quite simple: "I'll darken the town."

To the reindeer and Santa, Porterlance just wouldn't be found.

A sound startles Ben, who hops off his bed.

Sarah's left sleeping, dreams of toys in her head.

Ben looks out the window...his eyes open wide.

Instead of Santa, he saw, a stranger running to hide!

Ben knew right away, what the man had in mind.

"He's left not even a glimmer of light for Santa's reindeer to find!"

Sarah then woke to her brother's soft cries.

Finding a plan to fix Christmas was wise.

They nibbled the cookies left for Santa to taste.

"We have to think quick, not a moment to waste!"

They hunt through the house, from room to room...

Checking cabinets for something to brighten their gloom.

Just then Ben found what would help save the night.

"Look! Boxes of candles and lanterns to light!"

That very minute Santa almost flew by...

Then noticed one house that had lit up the sky.

As Santa's sleigh landed they ran out of sight.

But Santa was puzzled and gave them a fright.

Santa said, "Why's it so dark, tonight in your town?"

"A man's cut the lights!" Sarah answered, wearing a huge frown.

Santa left them with toys to enjoy...

In search of the man, he knew as a boy.

When Santa encountered the stranger, who gave him a frown...

He asked, "Why do you wish so much gloom on this town?"

The stranger decided that he'd better say...

Of his wishes for toys, with which he could play.

It was Christmas, long ago passed...

Each year, he was visited last.

The other kids in town woke up with glee...

Playing with toys from under their tree.

But when the stranger awoke, all that he had...

Underwear and socks! "Did Santa think I was bad?"

Santa confused, waved them under his nose...

Showing him letters, that had asked him for those.

The stranger knew right away, what had been done.

"My parents decided to swap clothes with my fun!"

The stranger said, "Sorry." Then, looked towards the ground.

Santa then said, "Help me finish my rounds?!"

To this the stranger smiled and said with much might...

"A Merry Christmas to all, and to all a goodnight!"

What To Do Now....

When you find the illustrator you want for your project, just click the ADD TO CART button underneath their sample cover. This will allow you to pay the $60 cover design fee.

This fee covers having the illustrator complete a cover image for your book. This way, you can see if you're happy with their interpretation of your story before committing to the full package with that Illustrator.

Once we receive your payment email your name, story title and story text to: porterlancebooks@gmail.com and we'll submit it to the Illustrator you chose. They will be able to either accept or decline your book job.

If they decline, please don't take it personally, as they often are doing other jobs, and just cannot handle another job until their current one is complete. You will either be issued a full refund, or be able to pick a second Illustrator to use, your choice.

If they accept, though, you will be notified and emailed their cover design for your book in around a week.

THEN, 1 of 2 things will happen:

1. You are extra happy with the cover, and decide to use that Illustrator for your book. In this case, you will hire them to do the rest of the book. We will deduct the $60 you paid from the total package price of $750, and charge you the balance ($690). Then the Illustrator will begin work on your book.


2. You're not satisfied, and you can re-hire a new Illustrator at another $60. In this case, you do lose the $60 you paid for the first Illustrator. It will not come off of the price for the full publishing package. This is why it's important to really examine the Illustrators style, sample cover for "A Stranger At Christmas", and portfolio before selecting an Illustrator.

So, you want to pay to have the rest of the book completed....?

If you've gotten a cover completed, and you want to have the rest of the book designed, just click the ADD TO CART button below to pay for the $690 balance on the book package: