I can now say there are few better feelings in life for a writer than to see actual drawings for her debut picture book. Even in the sketch phase, Christina Wald (www.christinawald.com) has drawn what I pictured in my mind as I wrote -- without any conversation between us -- and I'm in awe of her talent. I cannot wait to see the finished work and to share it with readers.
I also appreciate being kept in the loop by my editor. An author herself, she must understand how wonderful it is to see a new book come alive.
Carrie Pearson is a children's book author, writer-cheerleader, and mentorship matchmaker.