In Memory Of Frank Riccio

From Potluck Yarn Trilogy Author Cheryl Potter

We have some very sad news for Potluck Yarn fans.  A short time ago, we learned that artist Frank Riccio who painted the watercolors used for the covers of The Broken Circle and Secrets of the Lost Caves and illustrated each chapter has died of colon cancer.

I have never met Frank in person but had talked to him on the phone several times and he even gave me a pencil sketch of potluck yarn queen Aubergine as a present when The Broken Circle was published.

Since then, Frank took it upon himself to pencil sketch all of the witches and many scenes from both books which can be seen on our website.  Frank was an early reader of drafts of both books and read each chapter thoroughly before sketching the illustration that would go opposite the first page of each chapter.

Our condolences go out to his wife, children and extended family. He will be sadly missed by all of us in the Potluck world.  We cannot imagine Crystal Keep, Book Three of the Potluck Yarn Trilogy, without him.

We have a slideshow containing some of Frank’s work from Book 2 here:

Posted in Author Anecdotes, News & Notes, News Feed, The Twelve, The Witches, Website News
One comment on “In Memory Of Frank Riccio
  1. So sorry to hear this, Cheryl, as you might imagine. He was a gentle spirit, and supremely gifted.

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