I'm busy doing research for my next picture book. It's hard work, especially with someone breathing down my neck. My 4-year-old son and I are making forts inside the house today. ( It's 8 degrees out.) My son is a bit of a tyrant. I thought I knew all there was to know about building a great fort. I pulled all the cushions off the sofa and chairs. I grabbed blankets and pillows. But, apparently I still have more to learn because he kept tearing down what I built and building something completely different. That's the thing about observing children and immersing yourself in their world. The way their minds think and the creative things they do with their imaginations is so different from what an adult would do. I love it!
I'm also busy doing other research this week. I have some books waiting for me at the library. There are two publishers specializing in Hispanic Children's Lit. that I'm considering sending my last manuscript to. My finished manuscript "Does your Nose Remember?/ ¿Tu Nariz Recuerde? " is a bilingual book with a young Latino boy as its central character. So, I requested some books from these publishers before I decide to query or send the ms off to them. One of the publishers requests a phone call as a query! Yikes! Wish me luck....
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