This colorful collection of homemade cards arrived in the mail today, from some kids whose school I visited a few weeks ago. The artwork they created in response to my two Lake Champlain historical novels is gorgeous, and their letters made me smile over and over again.
If you’re a writer, you know that certain parts of our amazing job can be tough, particularly the waiting parts. Waiting for news on a project. Waiting for reviews to come in on a new book. Waiting to find out if people like it. And a bit of worrying, too. I was having one of those waiting, worrying days, until I saw all these gorgeous drawings, read about the kids’ favorite scenes, and finally, read this from Lily.
If Lily is full of excitement to read, then I am one happy author. How do you worry with a fat exclamation point like that staring you in the face?
Thanks, Lily, Tenzin, Ben, Konner, Kylei, Lawrence, Riana, Carson, Gooey, Rebecca, Emma, Cameron, Lauren, Danny, Madison, Dennis, Cedric, and Caiden. I love that you took the time to write and to draw the pictures you saw while you were reading.