The Wonderful Lily Coulombe

When I was writing The Time Virus, I wanted a cover image which depicted my characters on the front page near a church which sat on the edge of a cliff by the sea. So that the image would not have any copyright issues, I knew I needed an illustrator, but I thought if I could find an image of a cliff by the sea, I could photoshop a photograph of a church onto it, with some children and then send it to an illustrator … but I wasn’t sure who that illustrator would be.

Googling ‘drawing of cliff by the sea’ led me to Lily Coulombe … and this image, which is still one of the first images you come to if you put in that google search.


I found Lily here on this link and I was hooked!

When I received Lily’s first draft of the cover, I could not believe how much like my imagination her drawing was.


And, from there, began an amazing partnership. Lily has done all the illustrations for The Time Virus and this website, and I hope she will continue to draw and paint for me as I write The Time Wizard.


Lily, you are amazing, and I hope your career as an artist really takes off.

To see Lily’s work, follow this link:

Please note that copyright for all images is owned by Lily Coulombe, but that I have her permission to use the images on all printed, online and manufactured materials associated with The Time Virus.