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*To be available in hardcover, paperback,
and eBook! 

The Train Rolls On

To The North Pole


The Animal Express train is back, and it’s more determined than ever! It’s Christmas Eve, and Santa’s reindeer have spent the day getting pampered at an Arctic spa in preparation for their annual journey around the world. Now, the Animal Express races the clock to return the reindeer to the North Pole before Santa’s departure. Will they arrive in time to guide Santa’s sleigh? The train encounters several wintery obstacles along the way, but…THE TRAIN ROLLS ON!


Recommended Ages: 3-8

Coming Fall 2022!

Publishing Update:

The Train Rolls On To The North Pole


It's official...I have hired a new book designer! With David Miles on hiatus from freelance book design, I needed to hire a new book designer...and fast! Luckily, I found one that I think will be fantastic! Her name is Veronica Scott, and she will start designing the book's front cover this month! For more information about Veronica and to view previous books that she has designed, check out my April blog article here!


Illustrator Christina Wald is making good progress on the interior illustrations! Christina is busy adding color to the sketches and converting them to final art. She currently plans to finish the illustrations early this summer. As soon as she sends me a sneak peek of the finished artwork, I'll post it here. In the meantime, check out the sketches for the opening three spreads below:

Pages 2-3: Santa's reindeer enjoy an Arctic Spa on Christmas Eve day.
Final Sketch 2-3 for The Train Rolls On To The North Pole
Pages 4-5: The Animal Express train picks up the reindeer at the spa.
Final Sketch 4-5 for The Train Rolls On To The North Pole
Pages 6-7: The reindeer board the train and depart for the North Pole.
Final Sketch 6 for The Train Rolls On To The North Pole
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Final Sketch 7 for The Train Rolls On To The North Pole
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The book's cover art is also complete! Christina Wald created three concept sketches for the book's cover art. I reviewed and selected a concept, and Christina finalized the artwork in March. Book Designer Veronica Scott is now working to finish the front cover design, and I hope to have a completed cover later this month. Stay tuned for sneak peeks of that!