This past summer, I had the pleasure of working on a really exciting project with one of our talented staff. Maddy O’Neil came to the ranch as a ranch hand for the summer, after visiting the ranch as a guest last winter. He has a background in illustration and aspirations of creating a children’s book. So, not having planned on putting together a children’s book for our Vista Verde friends, I suddenly found myself working with Maddy on putting this concept together in one summer.
Maddy crafted the vision and spent countless nights sitting in the Lodge drawing in his sketchbook. As he and I met weekly the story came together page by page. It went from sketch book to computer and now to the printer. When Maddy revealed the book at our end of season staff party the room was filled with laughter that just wouldn’t end….and you will see why soon. It’s a charming story of a sweet moose who is trying to find his place at a little dude ranch in Colorado.
Keep your eye out for the books to go on sale soon, and you can have your own copy of Wille the Moose!