After waiting for what’s felt like a lifetime (or thousands of lifetimes if I were a mayfly), I now have the release date for my first picture book, The Dandelion’s Tale. The big day will be March 11, 2014!
I can’t thank my editor enough, Anne Schwartz at Schwartz and Wade (Random House), for taking a chance on a total newbie who had this little story he’d written for his baby girls. In my wildest dreams, I could never have seen something like this happening to me. And huge thanks to my wonderful agent, Louise Fury, for having the foresight to pluck the book from my writing drawer and finding such an amazing home.
In this poignant story about the friendship between a dandelion and a sparrow, young readers are given a reassuring, yet emotionally powerful introduction to the natural cycle of life. One fine summer day, when Sparrow meets a dandelion with only 10 seed pods left, he asks how he can help. Dandelion laments that a short while ago, she was the brightest yellow, but now a strong wind could blow away her remaining pods and no one will remember her. Together, they decide to write Dandelion’s story in the dirt, and so Dandelion tells Sparrow all the things she has seen and loved. Later that night, a storm changes everything. . . . But the tale of Dandelion lives on.
To pre-order a copy, click on the cover and it will take you to Amazon.
And stay tuned. There is so much more to come!