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!
I still haven’t heard back from Aija, but I’m sure there is much happening in Latvia that I have no clue about over here in the States.
I’m a bit concerned because for the life of me, I can’t reach my Aija! I haven’t received an email response back from her for a while now.
I am back in Florida again. Interesting news. Aija does not speak a word of English. This could be a problem. I guess we’ll have to see how everything works out. In the meantime, I’m going to have a phone conversation with her translator (which I just found out she has) to figure out the next steps.
This is another HUGE development in my children’s book journey – Aija from Latvia is the star! She absolutely hit the nail on the head. She captured the essence of 2 of the characters in just about the same way I had envisioned them. The illustrations are truly magical. So now we’re talking up a business deal.
I’m back! I’ve been busy with all kinds of projects and more research – I’m truly excited about what I’m doing. Regarding my search for an illustrator: one person’s name definitely stood out today: Aija Jasuna. I contacted her and she’s willing to send me a sketch of how she envisions my text and descriptions. She’s based out of Latvia (Europe). This could be interesting.
I’m still putting all kinds of time into locating THE perfect illustrator – that’s my biggest priority – so I may not be back here for a while. It’s time to focus my attention on this project, while simultaneously working on a few other exciting things and doing some traveling throughout the next few months.