If Susanna Leonard Hill says she is going to send you something, believe her. My cover design for The "Princess" and the Pete came in fifth in her First Ever Pretty Much World Famous Illustration Contest. (See previous post.) As the title suggests, this was a fun event that introduced me to the supportive group of children's book writers, illustrators and fans that follow her blog. Contest results were posted Monday; Susanna gave me the choice of one of five books as my prize, and my book arrived on Friday. Not bad.
Without hesitation I chose Writing with Pictures by Uri Shulevitz. In 2010, I had the privilege of meeting him at a local book signing. He was kind and very supportive of my efforts in publishing. You can check out his many books here. The photo above shows my new book and Mr. Shulevitz's signature from our meeting years ago.