If you follow me on facebook you have already read that I am writing a children’s book.
I am so excited about this adventure. This week I have been working on illustrations and so far they are turning out great. My dilemma is whether to make them line drawings or water colors, but I’m leaning toward water colors.
I illustrated a book in the early 1990s with line drawing but that was the publisher’s request. The book was called “What Can Little Fish Do?” by Devora Landing. We were both living in Northern Virginia at the time we met. I cannot remember how we met; grocery store, art supply store, book store, but we met without a mutual friend or introduction. That was in the late 1980s and when the book was finally published in 1994, she sent me a copy.
The book is basically about a mom fish who teaches her babies to form shapes (circles, triangles, etc) to band together and stay safe.
My book is about the life of a Snowy Plover. Yes there is sweetness, yes there is drama, and always a happy ending.
My goal is to teach children about Snowys and other shorebirds, how precious they are and about conservation. I’m working on a series and the Snowys are the debut.
If a publisher doesn’t pick this up, I’ll put it on Kindle for Kids and CreateSpace for a printed version. Being the publisher I can pick my illustration style. I guess we’ll see when it is published.