Dear Imps, I am really very sorry that I don’t have art for you today, but I seem to have the flu that is making its way ’round the country. I was actually in Boston this week (yes, I adjusted my flight in time and made it back before the big blizzard hit), but right before I left, I got sick—there’s nothing like flying while having the stomach flu, and I hope this hasn’t happened to any of you—and I’m still fighting it off.
But, since I can’t not post at least one image, here’s one for you.
While in Boston, I had dinner with illustrators Sean and Belt Hilts (left), who visited 7-Imp in July and who are as nice as they are talented, as well as author/illustrator Scott Magoon (front). The woman next to me is a kicker, you all! It is very exciting when I get to meet one of you kickers in person. It’s Moira Swiatkowski, featured here last July, and she met us all the way out from Cape Cod.
I’m such a fan of Scott’s books, and it was wonderful to finally meet him in person, too. His art was going to be featured today, but then I got sick, and he’s probably still digging out of snow. But we’ll do that soon, promise.
I also had the chance to dine with author Jeanne Birdsall, who is so fun and all-around lovely. And I got to meet over at Candlewick my editor and the assistant editor on our book. I could have talked to them all day. It was great, they were great, and the Candlewick offices are exciting.
I leave you with this from the very funny Minh Le to entertain you.
And I hope you New England kickers have power and are safe and warm. (While in Boston this week, it was the first time I’d ever heard the phrase “thunder snow.”)