It feels like Christmas already! This came to my door yesterday. The first bound sample copy of my kids book Barbed Wire Baseball(written by Marissa Moss, published by Abrams, scheduled to publish spring 2013).
I have heard from peers who have already done it that working on a kids book is a lot of blood, sweat and tears. OK, maybe not blood, but definitely the latter two were true. Actually to be precise, last fall when I was in midst of working on the interior pages, I lost hearing in one of my ears, probably from fatigue and stress. I had to run to an ER, then thoroughly get my hearing tested at a hospital. So, blood part was not that far off either. (Thank you my BFF Gary Taxali for giving me a call to ease me when I was in pain)