©2011 Deborah Melmon
Wednesday was a special day for me. I got a most gracious email from the authors of a book that I illustrated last Spring called Labracadabra. Published by Viking, it will be released on April 14th and is currently listed on Amazon. One of the hardest parts of being an illustrator is waiting, waiting, waiting to see your work in print! Now that I've seen the cover of the book online, and have connected with the authors, my excitement level is soaring.
Labracadabra is such a funny and creative story about a dog and a young boy who thinks that the mutt who was brought home by his parents from the dog pound, just might have some sort of magical powers. It's a story about love and trust and not always getting exactly what you want, but rather getting just what you need.
The authors, Jessie Nelson and Linda Leigh Hopkins, are extraordinary writers, with a long list of screenwriting, acting, directing and movie producing credits under their collective belts. Any of these movies ring a bell? Fred Claus, Because I Said So, I am Sam, The Story of Us, Stepmom, Corrina, Corrina.....well, I could go on and on.
I am so excited to have been a part of this project. Can't wait to finally have the finished book in my hands and on my bookshelf and share it with all you PBJ followers. A book giveaway is in order for sure!