Wednesday, February 1, 2012

The Secret Cellar

Here's a peek at some drawings that will appear in The Secret Cellar, the newest installment of the Red Blazer Girls mystery series. What goes on in this this spooky cellar? Are vintage French wines hidden down there? What creepy characters are lurking in the shadows? Oh, rats! I can't tell you. For answers, you must read Michael Beil's fabulous book when it comes out later this year. One secret I can reveal is that it was really fun dreaming up these images.

You can view my new illustration website here!
My daughter Abigail is a big fan of this series,
so I can't wait to give her a copy of The Secret Cellar!


  1. Thank you Melanie! The more I work in B & W, the more I see it's possibilities. It's also a nice change from editorial work to interpret fiction, especially this book!

  2. beautiful! I read all of the red blazer girls books and I thimk your illustrations are fantastic!

  3. Thank you for those very nice words, Anonymous. Having read the manuscript for the Secret Cellar, I think this is my favorite book yet! You won't be disappointed.