The contract arrived in the mail today! Two years from the date that I first received the good news that a publisher was interested. Three years from the date that I first sat down to write the story. About 5 years from the date that author Dianna Aston mailed an article to me that she had clipped from the newspaper. That article was the inspiration for a wonderful story. Of course, it only took three seconds for me to open the envelope today and scribble my signature on the contract.
This will be my first authored children's book. I remember several years ago, sitting on a panel at the Texas Book Festival, the lone illustrator, declaring that someday I'd write a children's book. Although it sounded good at the time, I didn't really believe it. I wasn't a writer. My interest in writing began soon after, here on this blog. And my interest and love for writing has grown from there.