The King and His Carriage is a story inspired by an administrator who use to tell stories to Mark and his classmates when he was a young boy in school. To fill the position of illustrator, was a difficult, strenuous and challenging task. Only after interviewing multiple qualified people for this book, Cody Zimpel was chosen for this opportunity. He had the ability and intestinal fortitude that was essential. Cody Zimpel, while doing this project, went to school full time and had a full time job. His only reward was the experience and exposure of becoming a published illustrator, plus a full year scholarship for college. He was referred for the position by Andrew Campbell.