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Character Drawings for Pauli The Pirate

These are the character drawings of the main character, Pauli, from our upcoming children's picture book 'Pauli The Pirate'.

It took me quite a while to come up with a character I liked.

I've done 30 character drawings in different poses, and now I'm going to trace the drawings on to cartridge sheets and color them in watercolor. I will paint the other characters - the parrot and the tiger - and the backgrounds - jungle and ocean scenes - separately, and then, once I'm done, I will combine everything on the computer and give the illustrations any additional touches if needed.

It's a very fun book to work on and I'm enjoying myself tremendously!

I hope to finish it this month.

Written by Sonal Panse

New YA Romance Serial Novel - The Sunshine Time













Releasing Today - The Sunshine Time - YA Romance Novel Serial.

Blurb - 

The times are turbulent, and so are the romantic tangles.

18 year old Lea Chantry moves to Alsalem with her family and begins her first year as a Fine Art Student at the Eirwen Art College at the Alsalem State University. Irreverent, imaginative, and talented, she struggles to fit into the university social scene while remaining true to herself. Being officially an adult, she discovers, is not the complete breeze she had thought it would be.

Meeting the charismatic music student, Guy Caraindon, creates a seismic upheaval in her life that is as unexpected as it is bewildering. Is this renowned crackpot really the one true love that her favorite romance authors said everyone finds once in one lifetime? Or is Mr. Right just a trope best avoided by sensible people?

A coming of age tale recounted with humor and sensitivity, The Sunshine Time by writer and illustrator Sonal Panse is a YA romance that will remind you of the time when the world seemed to have happy surprises every day and there were wonderful adventures to be had just around the corner.

Episode 1 - On the long train journey from Samanbar to her new home in Alsalem, 18 year old Lea Chantry is intrigued by a handsome and taciturn Mitrione officer, quite enough to disregard the deep-rooted familial hatred of the dreaded paramilitary force and make a nuisance of herself. 

Episode 2 - Surviving the Kirzheik Liberation Front's attempt to derail the train and rescuing Lieutenant Shaughnessy from the unwanted advances of a female soldier, Lea Chantry finds her train journey taking on unexpectedly romantic hues.

'The Sunshine Time' is a serial novel; that is, it is a continuing story with related episodes. The episodes need to be read in sequence. This is not a standalone novel. Please be aware of this.

Each episode will be published on a fortnightly schedule (that is, every two weeks). At present, 30 episodes are planned for Season 1.

Read the excerpts of the first two episodes - 

The Sunshine Time Season 1 Episode 1

Written by Sonal Panse
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