Did you know that picture book authors and illustrators do not communicate until the project is completed? I think it’s to give the illustrator some creative space to bring the words to life. No one likes to be micromanaged by someone else’s vision.
My debut picture book, SUMO JOE, with illustrator Nat Iwata is not quite done so we’re officially not allowed to communicate. We are both on social media, so we’ve had a few exchanges. For example, Josh Funk alerted us to our publication date, May 14, 2019.