After Dark is cutting edge, new and brilliant It brings to life a character that loves to dance. It heightens imagination and shows the movement of oil paint, water and dancer After Dark is what parents and children are craving in our digital world, real art After Dark includes dance lessons, identification of real sea creatures and phonics, all in a relaxing and fun environment. Children will want to read more books like this After Dark is a children's book for beginning readers, yet designed for children and adults of all ages. The story line is rhythmic, uplifting and creative. Original oil paintings bring the character to life After Dark sets a mood that encourages learning of every kind. This fantasy of underwater creatures and real life dancing is written by Julia Bechtold and illustrated by Rose Morris. Both extremely talented, motivated and positive mothers and artists Julia Bechtold resides in the heart of the wine country, in beautiful Sonoma County. She is a full time mother and independent consultant. With a strong background in sales and marketing, she offers a variety of coaching from individual credit strategies to business development and sales training programs. Aside from her two daughters, Julia's greatest passion is writing. Immersed in the creative flow of raising children she uses the structure of free flowing words, art and simplicity in this complex world we live in. Julia is excited to share some of this creative magic with the rest of the world. Rose Morris learned to paint at a young age from her grandma, a highly successful painter from New York. She comes from a family of artists, musicians and surfers. In addition to her grandma, her aunt and cousin are also working fine-art painters. Rose has done two large, public murals, one in the Florida Keys and the other in Inverness, California. Art is something that she loves to do and finds it a meditation and shares her art freely.