Here are the finished book and decorative case of my latest storytelling client. The book cover is shown here (with author name blurred for privacy); as usual, my printer, North Carolina’s Lulu Press, did a terrific job.
As for the case, since the client’s grandparents had a coin box he used to love to explore when he was small, I found a vintage jewelry box at a flea market, cleaned it and polished the fittings, replaced the worn lining with a photograph of his hometown, then filled the tray with coins from many countries. And since the box still had a working lock with key (not easy to find that…people tend to lose those tiny keys!), I attached the key to an Army-themed key chain with the client’s official Army photo in it, to commemorate his military service.
Now, when his grandchildren come over, they’ll have a coin box to look through too. And when they’re older, they’ll be able to read the story of their Granddaddy’s life!