The Word Burglar

An early rendering of the word burglar

I’ve been sitting on this information for weeks, and I’m thrilled to be able to finally, officially burst at the seams: the illustrator for my children’s picture book, THE WORD BURGLAR, is none other than my dear and talented friend Katherine Tramonte.

Happy, happy, joy, joy!

Kat and I first met at a mutual friend’s house when we were both pregnant with our second children. But even though my belly was so big I couldn’t reach my sense of humor, I recognized a kindred spirit. Since then, our girls, who are also the same age, and our boys have grown up together, sharing classes and camps, baseball teams and vacations. And she and I have become the closest of friends. What a wonderful gift, then, to be able to share this journey with her. Not only will her incredible artistic talent bring my story visually to life, but we’ll get to deliver the final product while our kids are the exact age of our target audience.

Lucky, lucky me.

THE WORD BURGLAR will be published Fall 2012/Spring 2013 by Bright Sky Press.