4. Did I say that? Karlin Gray interviewed me as part of her "My First Picture Book Q&A" series. Thank you so much, Karlin. Often I look back at interviews and I cringe (we can be hard on ourselves, no?). But this time, I saw one line she highlighted in red (love how you do that, Karlin) and was a little surprised that I said something so strong and succinct. Ha! "Did I mention that I never quit on my ideas?" I hope there is some inspiration and fortitude in the interview for anyone still climbing up the picture book debut hill. You can read the whole thing here. And stay to read all the other debut posts, they are really wonderful and inspiring!
5. NEXT WEEK!!!!! My kids are in fun camps, I have plans with great friends, my book comes out (OMG!), I get quiet work time, I get to read IT'S GREAT BEING A DAD to the kids at my town library. I'm so happy and thankful and enjoying every new step on this journey. If you are still reading - thank you! I know blogs sort of fell out of the limelight but I've always loved sharing the ups and downs with all of you. xoxo