Anyhoo, Krommes was apparently gobsmacked to get the award.
''I'm not a big name in the industry and I don't turn out a lot of books,'' she said. ''I work slow. Most illustrators do two books a year. I've done six books in 10 years. . . . It seems too much,'' she said. ''It's intimidating.''Don't be so modest. But also don't try to speed up. Slow and steady seems to be working really well for you.