Jill Harding is excited to share the release of her new book, Dragonfly Magic, a story about change and transformation. Dragonflies bring sad Elsa magical messages so she can see the world around her in a different light. Woven into this tale are facts about the endangered Hine’s Emerald Dragonfly. The illustrations accompanying the text are Harding’s multi-layered collages, which provide fun hiding places for tiny dragonflies. Set on the beautiful and ever-changing Door County peninsula, readers see that when we take care of nature, it takes care of us.
Since graduating from the University of Wisconsin – Madison with an art degree, Harding has been interested in combining the written word with visual images. She received her master’s degree in education and taught in Green Bay public schools for 20 years as a classroom teacher and as a gifted student advocate. This journey has brought forth a new calling – writing and illustrating children’s books. Her books can be enjoyed by people of all ages.
Harding currently lives in an enchanted meadow on the north end of the Door County peninsula. She also wrote and illustrated The Sign Fairy in 2015, which is now in its second printing. Her books can be found in shops and galleries throughout Door County, at Reader’s Loft in Green Bay and at Boswell Book Company in Milwaukee. Also, look for her sign on Garrett Bay Road and help spread some collective good energy.