Wednesday, May 09, 2007
Received good news today. My picture book biography has been acquired by Lee & Low Books. I'm an author now, or soon will be. I can't share the details, though. I'll have to wait until later this summer after the contracts have been signed, and an illustrator has been chosen. Yes, that's right! I may or may not be the illustrator for this book. And I'm perfectly cool with that. In fact, going in, I made it clear to the editors that I was open to other artists illustrating this story. My goal was to write the best story I possibly could, and to get it published.
My editor said it was OK to make an "unofficial announcement" here. Good thing because I'm not good with keeping secrets. I would have burst keeping the news all bottled up. Although I'm keeping the details to a minimum, I will offer this clue.