Katie Newell is a local author and illustrator in the Grand Rapids Area. She recently finished up a children's book titled I'd Rather Be A Dragon. It's about a girl who has an active imagination, and is a little bit different than her peers.
The book was inspired in part by Newell's own three children. She says she wanted to show them how much work it is to go through the entire process of completing a project like this.
Newell raised the funds to print her first illustrated story through Kickstarter. Certain donation levels also promised donated copies of the book to local charities after publication.