Student illustrator: Perry's Secret

Book cover used with permission by the author.

Alyssa Guy is a student majoring in Psychology at Boise State, a work study student helping process inter-library loan requests at Albertsons Library, and, as of May, also a published illustrator of a children's book. The book, Perry's Secret, was written by Jill Roberson-Blatt and published by Panacea Press in Tennessee.

The book's author, friend of a family member, connected with Alyssa after seeing her work on her Facebook page and deviantART, a sort of social media site for artists and art enthusiasts. Alyssa has been a fan of Japanese illustration styles in anime and manga, and the influence shows in her work, but for Perry's Secret she went for a slightly more realistic look for the pen and colored pencil drawings.

Perry's Secret is the second in a series of children's self help books by Roberson-Blatt. Alyssa has already been contracted to do illustrations for the next book in the series and hopes to begin work this summer. Perry's Secret will be available in the Curriculum Resource Center of Albertsons Library, and in Special Collections.

Elizabeth Ramsey
Assistant Professor, Reference & Instruction Librarian

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