The first set of proofs just came in for my newest book Tessa Takes Wing, written by Richard Jackson and published by Roaring Brook Press. This project is extra special because Dick Jackson was my very first editor, just a few years ago..... I illustrated many books for Dick and it feels like things have come full circle now that we are author and illustrator. One of my favorite moments from the book happened at ALA in San Francisco. Dick, editor Neal Porter and I met for lunch. Three adults spent over 2 hours talking about a baby with wings. This is why I love publishing!