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Great to be in the Florida sunshine again

It was a white Christmas indeed! I hope everyone else had an incredible holiday. So good to be back home, basking in the warm Florida sunshine. Time to get an update on the status of the books and the site!

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Danny is receiving A LOT of interest

I’ve made some excellent contacts that are interested in getting Danny the Dragon into some exciting Festivals and Book Shows! I also had an interesting 5 emails that went back and forth between myself and an agency in London. Well, that turned out to be a real waste of my time.

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Very busy with the holidays coming around

Well now that I’ve hit the official holiday months, things are starting to get very, very busy between my various holiday projects, the printing of the book and all kinds of other ventures… a bit whirl-windy lately, but fun! Picked up our two puppies – a little female and male.

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Haven’t received the illustrations yet

Okay so now I’m getting a tad bit worried – still haven’t received the package from Latvia! These are my original copyrighted illustrations and if something were to happen to them…well that’s just not going to happen. I need to call the printer again.

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Future plans to visit Latvia

I received an email that totally brightened my day! Aija basically told me how working with me has been like no other experience that she’s had and how she loved it! Needless to say, we have plans in the future to meet each other and we’re both looking forward to it!

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So glad to have such a great illustration team

I’ve observed that the relationship between the translator, Aija and me has definitely blossomed and we’re very much a team. It is incredible to be working with such great gals! I even mentioned to Aija the possibility of meeting her one day, when I’m in Europe, however Aija keeps her business relationships strictly business, so “no-go” at this point. But that’s okay – this has still been a tremendous experience.

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The characters are really coming together

We’re now really moving along with emails going back and forth to get the characters just right. Many of the other tiny details besides the characters themselves are coming up.

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The characters have been visualized

This week was HUGE! I call it Florida inspiration… I finally have a clear idea in mind of the characters for the story… I can see them so clearly that’s it’s almost real: their mannerisms, their ways of communicating, their thought processes — now I need to get these ideas down on paper!

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