Congratulations to Kate Allen Fox! Pando is exquisite, and I encourage you to add it to any child’s picture book collection.
Today is a day I’ve dreamed about for a long time: the official release date of my very first book! Pando: A Living Wonder of Trees, illustrated by Turine Tran, is out in the world!
This book has been years in the making. I wrote my first draft in early 2019. I signed with an agent in April 2019. The publisher made an offer on the book in October of that year, and I signed the official contract in early 2020. Then came revisions, illustrations, more revisions, more illustrations, printing, marketing.
Getting to a book’s birthday is a long road in the best of circumstances, but I have had so many wonderful co-conspirators in bringing this book into the world.
So Many Thank Yous
I want to thank Dr. Paul Rogers, who patiently taught me about Pando and believed in this book from the beginning;
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