I very often get asked what inspired me to write Faustine. It was a photograph of my youngest daughter who was only eight at the time. She was sitting and doing her homework, wearing one of my hats, while I was playing around with my camera. She looked up from her homework to ask me something and I snapped a picture. Something about her expression in the photograph has always stayed with me and I knew I wanted to used the picture for a book cover. So, Faustine was born. The earlier versions of me messing around with the picture were not perfect, so I asked Claudia from Phatpuppyart to help me achieve the effect I wanted and here is the final result.