High: Be sure to check out, Illustrator Update: Don Tate, an updated interview with Cynthia Leitich Smith, and an earlier interview from 2000. Though, I am mostly an illustrator, I've been warmly embraced by the children's writing community as well, and I am thankful for that. Already, I've received a couple emails from writers who've read the interview!
Low: I'm really sick today. I was literally up all night with an awful, burning stomach ache, so I'm operating on an empty sleep tank. All my Google symptom searches point to stomach ulcer, but that may be the hypochondriac living inside my head. It may simply be the chicken I had for dinner last night.
High: I received a rave review from School Library Journal for my artwork in The Hidden Feast. "...Tate's beautifully laid-out illustrations are a delight..."
Low: I'm really sick today. Did I already mention that?
High: I'm too sick to end on a high note. : (