Thank You!

Creating Azia Books would not have been possible without the collaboration of amazing artists and editors or the feedback from children and people in the community.

Thank you for the art:

Kurniawan, Kelelowor Studios

First, I want to thank Kelelowor Studios. Kurniawan, owner of the studio, did all the beautiful drawings in the book.

He starts by sending me a rough drawing:

Rough drawing of a scene

Then he sends a line drawing based on the sketch:

Line drawing of a scene

Then he makes corrections and changes I ask for and adds the stain glass window look:

Final drawing with stain glass window look

Kurniawan and his studio can be found here.

Thank you to the editors:

Brianna Hopkins is an American Author/Illustrator as well as a freelance writer and editor. She has had a passion for storytelling since she was a child and published her first book while still in high-school.

When she is not writing or drawing, Brianna can be found curled up with a good book and a cup of tea.

You can email her at

Brianna Hopkins, Author/Illustrator

Nikkia Glover was central to helping me edit the very messy draft version of Azia Meets the Elves. She can be found at

Janet Hyre was great at helping me edit the final draft version of Azia Meets the Elves.

Thank you for the website:

Emily Tickell built the initial web site and drew the beautiful banner that gives it life.

Thank you to all the people who have given me ideas and corrected me when I was wrong!

A special thank you to the children that share their thoughts on Azia’s Story with me.

One child I met on an airplane told me the stone should be more bossy and mighty when it was saving Dancer. Another child told me that cats are very concerned about food. All these opinions and ideas have shaped Azia’s Story into what it is today.

I also want to thank everyone for their corrections. Jonathan Williams taught me that in Wales “Mab” was a male! This input has been key for finishing the story. You can find Jonathan here.