Maria’s side of the story:
Chance and opportunity seldom knock at my door.
However, this one arrived through WordPress and I have grasped it with both hands.
While reading a post on “The Terrain of Symmetry” site, I was mesmerized by a picture of a tree.
(Click on the photo to go to the post)
This was an unusual occurrence in itself because the daughter of an Irish botanist, I have stared at many trees. But this one caught my eye because the angle of a branch reminded me of the best piece of equipment in the playground, a slide. That was it, a story was born.
My imagination was off at a running pace. An Ogre was created and his best friend sort of slid into place. When I asked permission from Doris to use the picture to illustrate the story, she went one better and sent me an illustration of the characters, Breeze and Tulip.
From that moment on we were both hooked, stories and ideas fly out of my mind some land on paper and others are merely whisked away by being too mad or crazy. The result is I am jumping in at the deep end and we will publish our result in the form of a book.
I hope everyone enjoys and takes these stories for what they are a childish venture into a world of make believe.
If there is anything you find beyond the realms of belief please let us know.
I did not know about your father, wow botanist, no wonder you love nature so much. Yes it is a bit crazy but we are having so much fun.
May your project be a great adventure full of joy and growth for both of you!
Thank you it is already proving to be an educational experience on various aspects of publishing including working with a lovely artist who is in a different time zone! We are both enjoying it and welcome all critics because it is the only way we will learn, so please feel free to give us any advice you may have.
Thank you for your encouragement. We are indeed finding it a great adventure and educational experience.