Today is a first for Damsels in Regress: we’re interviewing the illustrator of a historical novel. Suzanna Leigh provided cover art and some black-and-white illustrations for both Rotaida and the Runestone and Royal Spy. She’s also written and illustrated books for all ages…and she happens to be Marj’s daughter. It’s great to get another perspective on pulling readers back in time, and we’re thrilled to have Suzanna here to give it.
1. What sort of research did you do before beginning your illustrations? Did it parallel Marj’s research or did yours go in a different direction?