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Kristie Kim walking to stage

Kristie Kim – Winning Illustrator of 2014!

Kristie Kim was one of 12 winners in this year’s Illustrators of the Future Contest and was awarded at the L. Ron Hubbard Awards Ceremony at the Ebell Theatre of Los Angeles on April 13th.

Kristie, who has studied illustration at North Carolina University, now works as an intern at Disney.

Kristie Kim on the stage

Kristie receiving her award at the ceremony

Her winning illustration was for the story “What Moves the Sun and Other Stars” by author K.C. Norton which will be featured in the Writers of the Future Volume 30, releasing May 6th.

Kristie Kim screen title

Kristie’s winning illustration, as shown on screen at the ceremony

Kristie Kim artwork

Another winning illustration

Writers of the Future Volume 30

Writers of the Future Volume 30

Following the ceremony, Kristie took part in a book signing with all other winning writers and illustrators.

Kristie Kim signing books after the event

Signing books

Kristie is holding a book signing at Barnes & Noble Bookseller in Raleigh, North Carolina May 8th at 6pm. If you’re in the area, stop by and get her to sign your copy of Writers of the Future Vol 30!

For her award in the Illustrators of the Future contest, the North Raleigh News ran a featured article on Kristie showing her illustrations.

We wish you all the best of luck in your illustrations!

Kristie Kim media

The North Raleigh News article

Cassandre on the red carpet

Cassandre Bolan – Winning Illustrator of 2014!

Cassandre Bolan was one of 12 winners in this year’s Illustrators of the Future Contest and was awarded at the L. Ron Hubbard Awards Ceremony at the Ebell Theatre of Los Angeles on April 13th.

She was flown into Hollywood the week before the awards ceremony to attend workshops led by industry professionals and contest judges such as Cliff Nielsen, Ron Lindahn, Val Lindahn and Robert Castillo.

Cassandre was checked into the Loew’s Hotel, located right on Hollywood Blvd.

She was checked into the Loew’s Hotel, located right on Hollywood Blvd.

Cassandre arriving to worshop

Meeting Author Services staff and contest administrators

Cassandre in workshop

With contest judges Ron and Val Lindahn at a workshop

Mid week the illustrators presented their artwork to the writers in what is called “The Big Reveal.” The illustrators have each created a piece for one of the winning writer’s stories, and the writers don’t know what it looks like or who created it. The illustrations are then laid out on display and the writers have to find the piece that was created for their story.

Her illustrations were for the stories “Beneath the Surface of Two Kills” by Shauna O’Meara and “Push Bike Legion” by Timothy Jordan and will be featured in the Writers of the Future Volume 30, releasing May 7th.

Cassandre with writer Shauna O’Meara

Writer Shauna O’Meara finds the illustration for her story!

Cassandre with writer Shauna O’Meara

Cassandre with writer Shauna O’Meara

Cassandre Bolan illustration for “Beneath the Surface of Two Kills”

Illustration for “Beneath the Surface of Two Kills”

Cassandre with writer Timothy Jordan

Cassandre with writer Timothy Jordan

Cassandre Bolan illustration for “Push Bike Legion”

Illustration for “Push Bike Legion”

Writers of the Future Volume 30

Writers of the Future volume 30

The next day the writers and illustrators went to the Bang Printing Plant to see the Writers of the Future Volume 30 coming off the press! Following this, they were toured through the Challenger Center for Space Science Education.

Writers of the Future 30 books being bound

The books as they are being made at Bang Printing Plant

Inside the Challenger Center

Inside the Challenger Center

Cassandre Bolan in NASA suit

Cassandre suits up

The next day was the much anticipated awards ceremony! After getting hair and makeup done, the winners were ready to make their debut on the red carpet!

Cassandre on the red carpet

Cassandre on the Red Carpet

Red carpet arrival

All winners on the red carpet

Cassandre Bolan walking to stage

Cassandre Bolan walking to stage

Cassandre Bolan on stage

Cassandre receiving her award at the ceremony

After receiving her award, she took part in her first book signing at the hall along with all other winning writers and illustrators!

Writers of the Future after party

It was a packed hall for the book signing!

Cassandre will be holding another book signing at Barnes & Noble in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania May 7th at 11am. If you’re local, stop by and see her!

To see more of her illustrations, go to her website at http://www.cassandrebolan.com