I’m thrilled to be invited to speak about my LOCAL creation on Chris the Reading Ape’s blog.
Thirty five years ago, I wrote a wonderful bird’s tale. About a bird who almost lost his tail.
Beta readers, university professors, parents of young children all loved my book about Bert and Bessie, two birds who needed to find each other to find themselves.
Then, “life happened.”
My second child was born soon after I created the story.
I moved from one coast to the other. But during that time, several of my former college friends read the copy and encouraged me to “get it published!”
One of my closest friends gave my story to his girlfriend, Shelley, who was a freelance artist. She fell so in love with Bert and Bessie that she brought them to pen-and-ink life in a few illustrations, sending them to me with a three-word note: “Let’s Do This!”
“Life” continued to happen. I placed Shelley’s gorgeous drawings and my story in the…
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