In Living in a Dream, Bluff Country Offerings, the esteemed premier edition of Lost Lake Folk Art books, Nancy and Dana have teamed-up once again to watch over the birds, as it were, to simultaneously create new works in-the-moment and reflect on the past, on their memories. The result is a study in counterpoint: Nancy's always lucid prose searching the dark, tangled timber for a spot of intense color, Dana's sharp, black-ink illustrations leaving the imagination to paint its own image on pure white backdrops.
About the Author Nancy Overcott grew up in Faribault, Minnesota. She is the author of Fifty Common Birds of the Upper Midwest, and Fifty Uncommon Birds of the Upper Midwest (University of Iowa Press, 2006-2007), and an earlier volume, At Home in the Big Woods (Taxon Media, 2002). About the Illustrator Dana Gardner, Berkeley, California watercolor artist-illustrator, was born in Wisconsin. When he was seven, a kid with a love of birds and drawing, Dana and his family moved to Lanesboro. He has collaborated with Nancy Overcott on the three books listed above and has illustrated many field guides as well as bird books with other authors.