Reader Nancy asked me to post the collage I made for A SPEAR OF SUMMER GRASS. I had absolutely forgotten to do this, but the collages are one of my favorite parts of prepping for a book, and I’m so happy she asked. They are always slapdash–I have learned that putting them together quickly is the only way to silence the inner critic who is grousing about negative space and untidiness and everything else that is nitpicky and tiresome. So I throw them together with absolute disregard for anything except getting the images onto the board. Some turn out better than others, but this is one of my absolute favorites.