Hi Penny. It's so good to have you back on this blog. I know you have visited frequently and I am very excited to be showing my readers your latest picture book. I have read it and will give my review after we learn more about you and your book.
When it comes to my children’s stories, my children when they were young, and now my grandchildren have been my inspiration. I have read a lot of children’s stories to my children and am revisiting them now with my grandchildren. I love to see how excited they get when they read a story or have a story read to them. I like being able to share my love of books with children.
The idea first came to me when our own cat Boo was stuck in a tree during an ice storm. When I decided to write a picture book for my grandchildren, I thought of Boo. While creating the book, I knew Boo needed more than one adventure outside, so I thought of other things that would scare him and make him want to hide. When the book was finished, I had some little people listen to the story to see whether it was a good idea and the feedback was positive. I had met the owner of 4RV Publishing through the MuseItUP Online Writer’s Conference. I liked what I heard about her and her house from other authors and decided to submit. Her acquisition team liked the story, asked for a couple of changes, and the book was accepted. After that, I didn’t hear anything on that book until the illustrator was finished with the pictures and I saw the PDF galley. I was thrilled with how Deborah C. Johnson captured Boo through her artwork.
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