2013 was a big year. And it was due to the support and kindness of so many people.
Thank you so much to my husband, family, friends, editor, agent, book sellers, librarians, kids, fellow writers and illustrators, teachers, fans and readers of Maya was Grumpy.
You guys (every single one of you and anyone I forgot) are truly awesome and make me work harder each day to improve my craft and try to be a better artist and person and made 2013 a year to remember.
It was the year of….
First book published, holding it in my hands for the first time.
seeing it in Barnes & Noble for the first time in NY. (I might have been a little excited)
First panel at Books of Wonder.
First reading at Hooray for Books.
First batch of release day book cookies.
First sightings of Maya by friends and family around the country.
IndieNext Kids Top 10 Summer selection.
Presenting at the June SCBWI NJ Conference.
Scholastic picked up Maya.
Went to Italy.
*other fabulous firsts that I don't have photographic evidence of, being interviewed by Jarrett J. Krosoczka for his awesome radio program, Booktalk and presenting at my first bookfair, Fall for the Book. (I resolve to document more events in 2013)
Here's to a fabulous 2014, full of new opportunities and dreams!