I was working on the back cover art and came up with the illustration shown above.
Feedback from my family:
“That first little chameleon is so cute!”
“Um, that second one is humping the dad.”
“Yeah, why’s she humping his dad?”
Lots of laughing.
I started over. There were murmurs that the second baby chameleon was doing something x-rated to the sibling.
“Move the second chameleon up higher, she still looks like she’s humping her dad.”
Despite the pain, feedback IS valuable.
I’m going with this one:
I just need to make the cover and I’ll be ready to start the self-publishing process…
Kevin watched. The wheels in his little mind were turning.
*Kevin the Complainer, to be published in March 2019
At recess, Minji and Carlos taught Lily how to play Kick and Cover.
Lily ran up to the ball and tried to kick it.
She missed. By a lot.
Kevin, Minji and Carlos laughed out loud.
And to their surprise, so did Lily!
“Try it again!” They urged her.
She tried to kick the ball again. But missed even worse than before.
The all laughed so hard, they fell. They hadn’t laughed that hard in a really, really long time.
*From Kevin the Complainer (publishing date coming soon)
Carlos and Minji continued to ignore Kevin. Day after day, Kevin remained silently hopeful, only to be crushed by dismissal bell.
One day, Ms. Meretta made an announcement.
“Class, we have a new student. Her name is Lily. Please introduce yourselves throughout the day and make her feel welcome.”
The new student walked to her desk and sat down.
*(From my next book, Kevin the Complainer)
This is Lily. She’s the voice of reason in Kevin the Complainer.