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.
I just marked SUMO JOE by
@pragmaticmom & @NatIwata as “Want to Read” on @goodreads – and *you* should, too! (its out on 5.14.19 from @LEEandLOW)
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Pssst…Hi. Don’t worry, I am not being overly influenced by you and couldn’t resist saying hello! Very excited to see our book in the hands of young readers!
When I saw the picture book with illustrations, I was so excited that I was about to burst! So I did the next best thing and stalked you on social media. And when I saw your #MeetTheArtist, I wanted to share because your illustrations are AMAZING and I could not be happier with how the book turned out. I am so excited to see Sumo Joe come to life and wanted to shout it out to the world!
Thank you for your amazing work. And also for being so timely! I heard you were ahead of schedule!!