Our Story Begins
Our Story Begins: Children's Authors and Illustrators Share Fun, Inspiring, and Occasionally Ridiculous Things They Wrote and Drew as Kids
I edited this anthology, which brings together 25 of today's most beloved children's authors and illustrators to share never-before-seen writing and artwork that they created when they were children themselves. When the idea for such a book occurred to me, I couldn't believe that it hadn't occurred to anyone else before, and I knew that I had to turn it into a reality. Making it happen required three years of hard work and countless emails and contract negotiations. But it also brought me many moments of discovery and joy, and the book turned out better than I could have ever anticipated. It will be published July 4, 2017, by Atheneum Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, and I can't wait until readers have a chance to discover it for themselves.