I’m so very excited to announce my next picture book project, WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR? This one will be published by Little, Brown, and illustrated by Shelley Johannes. If you haven’t read Shelley’s picture books, make sure you do! Her art is so exuberant and full of life, you can’t help but smile when you look at it.
She has the perfect style for my book, which is about anticipation of one’s next great steps in life, and all the twists and turns that come with something entirely new. Yes, this is a picture book, created with kids first in mind, but this is also a book that I think will resonate with many adults as well.
I certainly had my own writing journey in mind as I wrote it. Although I’ve been writing since I could hold a crayon, it’s taken a long time for me to become a children’s author, and there have been many setbacks along the way. Before I became a parent, I could not have envisioned this career, yet, it suits me really well. If I hadn’t dusted myself off when things didn’t go as planned, opened myself up to new possibilities, I would not be announcing this, my 5th (!) book! Really looking forward to sharing it with the world.