Richard Musgrove, author of the children’s book “A Place to Be,” said he was very glad to find Nicole Rasmussen to illustrate the book.

She was recommended to him and she was able to illustrate the book just as Musgrove wanted.

“I looked at the first page and I loved it,” said Musgrove. “I just couldn’t wait to see each page she did. It was just exciting to see what she was coming up with for the book.”

Musgrove and his family lived in Kentucky for awhile, but he says he is glad they have returned to the area. They live in Davis County.

Rasmussen said she spent a lot of time making the illustrations and was not used to using a watercolor medium. But she now says it has become her favorite.

A very busy teenager, she is involved in a lot of school activities and sports. She is also very active in her community.

“With school, sports and everything else, it took me a little over a year to do the illustrations,” Rasmussen said.

There were 2,000 copies of the book printed. The pair took half the books, planning to market them in the area.

“We definitely wanted them available in this area,” said Rasmussen.

She had done a lot of research on publishing a book. In fact, she used that as part of an independent study course in school. She said she learned a lot about book publishing.

Eventuallly they selected a man from Ft. Madison who publishes books.

“He does mostly cookbooks so this was something new to him,” said Rasmussen.

They will be appearing at Trumpets on the Centerville square on Saturday, Oct. 14, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Everyone is invited to come meet them. Their books will be available for sale during the signing.

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