Spike Productions is excited to announce we are in the creative works on a new BRP children’s story called, The Pond of Reflection. This story is a fun adventure fairy tale about a king’s daughter, (where the mighty and beloved king just happens to be a mouse), who rides off on her father’s steed on a quest to discover who she is. On her journey she befriends a toad and an owl who tell her about a legendary pond hidden deep within the forests of the king’s realm called The Pond of Reflection. Venturing on together, they learn about themselves and each other searching for this secret place.

Spike Productions is delighted to team up with Boulder artist Brooke Connor of Brooke Connor Design to illustrate this fun coming-of-age story.

The Author
CatCrestviewCatherine Russell is a videographer who lives in Lyons, CO on a hobby farm with her husband, Ed and several fun farm animals, including two burros named Nikki and Norman. Not only does Catherine enjoy walking with goats in the hills around her home, she desires to help fight world hunger and has founded The Basketful Relief Project, working with collaborators of all talents to publish beautiful children’s books (print and video), with percent profit proceeds going to emergency famine relief organizations. 

The Illustrator

BioPhotoBrookeConnorBrooke Connor lives and works in Boulder, CO. She retired from a career as an environmental chemist after 28 years of left-brained activities, and now is a full-time right-brained illustrator. Brooke specializes in alcohol marker illustrations of birds and wildlife. Her style can be described as extremely colorful, imaginative, and whimsical. Other publications include works with her friend and author, Patricia Kittelson, including, “Bixley Baines and the Beehive Fence”, “A Kid’s Guide to Bryce Canyon”, and “Cedar Breaks for Kids”.

Sneak Preview! Check out this sample video of Brooke’s creative process in her digital illustration designing.