Gabby Batts, Extraordinary Hero

portrait of character GabbyThis story, written by a friend and teacher’s aide, started in her classroom as a lesson to prepare students for the inevitable – conflict. It focuses on the cause, effect, and how to turn the situation around.

page 12 from the book

sketch of girlsThe author could imagine main character Gabby in her head, with hair that’s a little wild and freckles. Others, such as the bus driver, needed to look like a real life counterpart. I sketched out characters first in pencil, as in the group of new friends here, and finished in Photoshop.

book coverGabby Batts Extraordinary Hero is a great conversation-starting tool. It is available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.