I can't find the words to fully express how excited I am. Nor to express how much this means to me. I can only say this: It means everything. Literally everything.
I have been writing for over 20 years. I began as a way to escape my life. I wanted to create my own world. So I did.
Last year, I wrote Ericka The Puppy for my daughter. Everything in the book was inspired by her and my family.
As of now, Ericka is a 6 book series dealing with bullying, safety rules, dealing with hurt feelings, etc. The first to be released is Ericka The Puppy Learns About Safety Rules. I illustrated the books as well.
The excitement I feel is what I would imagine a child would feel on their first trip to Disney World. Pure joy.
I never thought these books would go anywhere other than my daughter's bookshelf. Just knowing they might end up in the hands of other children, makes me so happy.
I hope they fall in love with Ericka just as I have, and enjoy her journey. Maybe learning something along the way.
Thank you, VPC.