Many years ago I won the "Governor's Award" as a volunteer with an environmental group for designing an anti-litter brochure that was available at every rest-stop in Alabama for a while. It was a lovely achievement presented in Montgomery with a lot of muckety mucks in attendence (and you know how I love mm's), but the thing that made me happiest was it gave me the chance to use the line I heard decades ago on the Academy Awards that cracked me up then and still does. As I shook his hand I turned to the microphone and said, "Thanks to all the little people. You know who you are." Luckily, the very esteemed group had seen the same program years ago, or were just so tired of the normal speeches that they gave mine the appreciation I thought it deserved.
But, every book publication DOES depend far more on what happens after it leaves the writer's computer than it does on what the writer wrote. All I can do is tell a story. It's what the editor does with it, and how the illustrators see it in their minds after reading the book that truly breathes life into it. And I am so grateful for the "little people" that turned my funny story into a real live touchable BOOK! They are the truly gifted ones.
To Susan Wright, who did the line drawing of the cover illustration and tried to complete it but suffered a computer breakdown as well as job and personal issues. To Madeleine Paddock who stepped in the when the hours were counting on the last day and added color to our world through her magic pad and stylus. To Lauren Ogburn who opened heart and home and provided me with a lush background to the last minute rush and kept us fed and watered. To Lori Carter who took me to the beach where I made my pronouncement to the Universe that started the flurry of blessings that I hope continues well into the future (see previous post). Some of the biggest people I know. Thank you. All. So much.
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THAT'S MY STORY
I've never been normal. I've never tried to be. I can't imagine anything more boring.
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