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Adventures in Art Direction

A Touch Mortal jacket photo shoot

Meet Razzle, everyone.

Razzle, personal assistant extraordinaire, helps Greenwillow’s art director, Paul Zakris, to make each and every book beautiful. Most recently, this included being on hand at the photo shoot for the jacket of the upcoming A Touch Mortal by Leah Clifford, which will be published in Winter 2011. We’re pretty sure that photographer Ali Smith found Razzle invaluable, too.

Razzle gets his cup of coffee as Ali sets up.

Razzle helps Ali check the blue color levels.

Razzle helps Ali and the stylist get our model Elizabeth’s hair just right.

Which shirt should Elizabeth wear?

Razzle and Ali take a look at one of the shots.

Razzle keeps things light during the shoot.

Sometimes Razzle demonstrates exactly what the shot should look like.

Razzle and Elizabeth congratulate each other on a job well done!


  1. B. Kmety says:

    Oh Razzle! U truly are an inspiration and an amazing creative force in the publishing world! But I still hate your guts! XOXOX! ~ B

  2. susan says:

    Now, I know what you do all day! I knew Art Director was just a your beard!

  3. T. Shaw says:

    Which one is Razzle and which one is Paul Zakris?

  4. cindy says:

    razzle looks so soft and cuddly!
    can’t wait to see leah’s cover!!!

  5. Leah Cypess says:

    I am now VERY curious to see this cover!

  6. Heather says:

    This post…kind of freaked me out.

    Although secretly I think it’d be nice to have a little blue monster help me with my work. Does he cook, too?

  7. Michelle says:

    razzle looks so soft and cuddly!
    can’t wait to see leah’s cover!!!

  8. Razzle, you are such a cutie and what a FANTASTIC book cover you all made!=)

  9. Hi,
    I’d like to publish my book of poetry, however, I’m finding a little hard to do so.

    Can you send me an estimate.


    Zoila T. Flores

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