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  • Karen Pessoa

The Self-Publishing Journey

Updated: Mar 3, 2020


The self-publishing journey was overwhelming, daunting, and exciting all the the same time. I pulled out things creatively in myself I didn't realize existed. I wanted everything about this book to be created by me. After searching for many months to find the right illustrator for my project. I found the perfect fit in an illustrator from Fiverr. My intuition led me to join forces with Luqman Amanat. It was the best decision I ever made.


I am a bit of a perfectionist and not everyone would be willing to agree to the amounts of revisions I had requested. He did them without hesitation. Almost at the end of the project, he asked me if I was a Leo. When I replied with a "Yes" he said he knew that "only Leo's are such perfectionists." I am not only the author of Cam's Sneakers but the art director as well. I worked tirelessly on every detail of each character. It truly was a labour of love.


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