Day 16: A Children’s Book
When my wife was pregnant with my gorgeous little girl, I wanted to write a story specifically for my angel. It strayed from my horror roots, but fit in well with vivid imagination. I remember the doctor telling us that the shakes that we could feel were because my daughter was hiccuping in the womb. This went on for months before she was born.
Then the idea came to me. A LITTLE GIRL IN THE LAND OF THE HIC-CUPS was written. The hic-cups are these funny little creatures that cause sudden shakes and there is only one way to defeat them, so our hero girl is thrust into a situation where she’s got to use her common sense to save a small village from these creatures.
Now it is six years later and that book is finally going to be released! Dan Pipito has almost finished the artwork and is going for his classic water color style in doing so. It will be released just in time for holiday shopping this year (2014), so stay tuned.
Sounds cute! I find that many fathers tend to write stories for their firstborn children, boy or girl. A.A. Milne, Lewis Carroll…many authors have written outstanding books thanks to their kids. My own father has ventured so far as to write a novel featuring two-year old me!
October 16, 2014 at 2:40 pm
I agree, Trinity. I always wanted to do it, though I couldn’t limit it to just my first born. I had a son too, so there is a “Little Boy” story coming next year. No more kids for me, but plenty of sequel childrens books if they do as well as my adult novels have done 🙂 THanks for commenting.
October 16, 2014 at 2:57 pm
Sounds cute and I hope those books go over well for you. Best of luck!
October 16, 2014 at 5:30 pm
Thank you! 🙂
October 17, 2014 at 8:29 am