In 2007, I was travelling a lot and had to leave my cat Samantha home and let friends check in on her. While sitting on planes and waiting in airports, I wrote brief stories about what she could do in my absence. Now, I feel confident enough to publish those stories.
Why now? Because a few weeks ago I met this amazing young artist who loves to draw animals. I was partnering with a friend to conduct mock interviews at a technical school. She was one of my “candidates” and confidently handed me her resume and art portfolio. I took one look and out of my blurted this phrase, “Would you be interested in illustrating my series of children’s books?” What was I thinking? It had to be a God moment. We finished up our interview, and she went back to her class. A few moments later, her instructor came out and said that she was in the hall crying tears of joy. So, here we are.
Process to Publish
I’ve decided to publish this first book on my own. I’m learning as fast as I can to get all of my ducks in a row. There are legal forms to be completed between myself and my illustrator. After that, I will introduce you to her. I need to decide if I’m going the all-Amazon route or to find and use a service like Bookbaby.
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