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Monday, December 9, 2019

Hello Baby Hippo!

                 
                                                                
Wordfest was fantastic! I met and mingled with local book lovers like myself. I shared The Green Book Mystery with young readers and introduced The Purple Mystery. The second in the series, will be available for pre-order soon. ~ It's a blueberry pirate adventure.
 
While waiting for The Purple Mystery illustrations, the 3rd mystery is halfway done. Yes, there are now Native Americans roaming the Rocky Point library. And Pixie has befriended a famous native girl from the past…

And that’s not all. I resurfaced a manuscript from long ago. I wrote this one after romping hippo books at the library. My son who was about 8 at the time,  he's 23 now, got me thinking about hippos. He began saying the phrase, “Uno momento baby hippo.” Catchy right?  I couldn't pass on such a perfect story line. From these words, emerged a story about an adorable Baby Hippo patiently waiting for his mother to make him a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.
  

So with my Pixie illustrator stretched, I knew I could not task her with another book project. Ding! My daughter's in college at TAMUCC. What a better place to find a young and hungry artist in the graphics department. It was a win! Two weeks later I had a mock cover  and I couldn’t be more excited. My Baby Hippo illustrator, Malena and I hit it off instantly. We are up and running and this Spring my first picture book will be released. Un Momento Baby Hippo. 
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