Well, it looks like this is the grand finale, because guess what...
I HAVE AN AGENT!!
And this really is a dream finale for me, because I landed my dream agent: Paul Rodeen of Rodeen Literary. The talent of the illustrators he represents is a wee bit staggering- I have admired many of them for years. A fellow Rodeeni (??) had an interesting blog post this weekend: Lauren Castillo talked about her excitement & terror she felt in handing in her finished artwork for her book. I drank of this same terror/joy cocktail this weekend! It's funny how something you desire so greatly can bring such fear once you actually get it!! Let's just say that I did a lot of sketching this weekend, spurred by my desire to have a knock-out follow-up project to this one.
So Yay!, and thank you to all of my early readers of the dummy- you know who you are.
And because I always feel like I'm cheating if I don't post an image: here's a quick illustration I did this weekend.
I don't know about you, but I'm not loving it! I'm still submitting it for this contest for Curly Girls, though. I could be a Curly Girl Ambassador! Take that, Jon Scieszka!