SOOOOOOOO. That book deal? Yeah, it's officially called off. Apparently the publishing company was no good. The author had her lawyer look over the contract; he said that it was vague in the terms of the money she would get and advised her against it.
She's gonna postpone the project for a while...finish up her business now and maybe revise her book and find an agent next year. Good news? I didn't waste my time on dozen of these sketches, she paid me for my time: listening to her and laying the groundwork for future illustrators.
I felt so bad taking the money though! She didn't accept the sketches I had done so far, she only wanted her manuscript and reference photos of her family and the geese.