Lulu Staff Picks: Meet Our Authors

Lulu Staff Picks

Picks and recommendations are all to common on the web. I make almost all of my buying decisions after carefully poring over reviews. Because we value the experiences of others.

Books are no different. I’ve said it over and over and over: reviews are key to a strong marketing plan. Another piece of that puzzle is simple name recognition through lists and picks. So here we are with our resident Social Media expert to learn a little more about two of Lulu’s favorite authors.

Lorenzo Etherington

First up is Lorenzo Etherington.

Lorenzo is a well-known and highly regarded comic book artist from the United Kingdom. You might remember his blog post on Lulu from early 2018, about creating for the good of others and his Learnuary event.

While Lorenzo enjoys a wide variety of clients, he opted to use self-publishing to create his collections. Check out all the “Deluxe Collections” from Lorenzo Etherington:


El Sketchbook Lorenzo Deluxe Collection: 2005 – 2010

Join us, friends, as we crack open the bizarrely-formed skull of comic artist, LORENZO! and spread it’s unique mushy contents across 600 eye-popping pages! EL SKETCHBOOK LORENZO DELUXE COLLECTION: 2005 – 2010 collects together the first 4 volumes of the El Sketchbook series, and adds a further 200 pages of new concepts, scribbles and design sheets. The book weighs in at a whooping 600 pages, and features thousands of separate illustrations, together with step-by-steps, tutorials and exclusives. This surely is the one sketchbook to rule them all!

El Sketchbook Lorenzo Deluxe Collection: 2005 - 2010

El Sketchbook Lorenzo Deluxe Collection Part 2: 2010 – 2014

This is it! Part TWO of Lorenzo’s EPIC art book series! Packed with literally THOUSANDS of separate designs, sketches, concepts, illustrations and comics, this hulking volume will keep your eyeballs on the back foot!

El Sketchbook Lorenzo Deluxe Collection Part 2: 2010 - 2014

El Sketchbook Lorenzo Deluxe Collection Part 3: 2014 – 2018

Let’s complete the trilogy! Part THREE of Lorenzo’s EPIC art book series is finally available to buy online! Packed with THOUSANDS more designs, sketches, concepts, illustrations and comics, this third part of the DELUXE COLLECTION trilogy may well be the most JAM-PACKED explosion of ART yet!

El Sketchbook Lorenzo Deluxe Collection Part 3: 2014 - 2018

But to really get a feeling for Etherington’s work, let’s hear from our Facebook Live segment about Deluxe Collection:

Lorenzo actually works with his brother to form the Etherington Brothers – creating amazing art for a litany of well-known franchises include Star Wars and Transformers. If you love comic book art or are an aspiring artist and need some inspiration, Deluxe Collection is a must have.

Keep up with the Etherington Brothers through their dedicated social media accounts and website:

Etherington Brothers Official Site
Etherington Brothers on Twitter
Etherington Brothers on Instagram


John Barkhimer Jr

Next up we have John Barkhimer Jr.

John is the author of A is for Apperdoo, a kids book with the kind of appeal that makes it great for anyone of any age.


A is for Apperdoo

When a child’s imagination takes hold and creates a world of fascinating creatures, you get an Apperdoo. This book is meant to be a captivating journey through the creative mind of an eight-year-old, as he builds a field guide describing the 26 mysterious creatures he encounters in the wild. Take a rhythmic trip with your little one and discover the power of the imagination as you bump into a Lingendue, Treestope, and many other magnificent and colorful animals.

A is for Apperdoo

Told through rhyme, A is for Apperdoo is the illustrated story of a young boy using his imagination to explore the alphabet.

Here’s the Facebook Live with a little more about A is for Apperdoo, including a dramatic reading!


Keep Reading

Let us know your favorite Lulu books in the comments and maybe we’ll feature it in our next Lulu Staff Pick or even a Facebook Live!


If you’d like to find some more amazing authors,
check out our complete Featured Author Series:

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  3. How do I get to authors events at Lulu.com? My book is PIEHEAD ADVENTURES – it is about my adventures with my PIEHEAD FRIEND during the 1960s. Ot is retro, about that era. There is history of that time and how friends last forever. Reading it is believing it. I wrote the book and Rhonda Piehead illustrated it. . .
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  4. Violette A Early

    Wanting to self-publish because of my senior financial situation I chose Creative Space & Amazon to send my manuscript & with their free service I produced an EBook & a paperback for my nonfiction 5×8 interior colored with white paper, glossy, 347 pages with colored photos called “Blacklisted in America” by Violette Early.Published on Amazon.I have been looking for a great self-publishing company. One day out of the blue: Tim from Page Publishing sends me an email advertising on the Web why you must read “Blacklisted in America” by Violette Early and went as far as posting the first 25 pages with pictures just enough to capture a buyer. This went on for several weeks then they sent me an application along with their fees, close to 4,000.00 dollars. So, I decide to Google Page Publishing and the results were “Beware” many problems. I Google for the best self-publishing companies & why, LuLu came up # 1 for service promised at your price requested, which I considered a fair price. This is why I’m here banging on Paul & Lulu door. “Let me in-Oh please let me in!
    Very Truly Yours,
    Violette Early

    1. Hi Violette,
      Sounds like you’ve had quite a journey with your publishing already!
      I’m glad to say Lulu offers free to use tools and likely can use the files you’ve already created to make your book. Just go to our Create page to get starter (http://www.lulu.com/create/books) and you’ll find our available sizes and options. If you run into problems, we have a Knowledge Base (http://connect.lulu.com/en/categories/publish) with answers to most common issues, and our support staff is available weekdays to answer questions on the phone.

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