There are a number of significant dates in the journey of a book from idea to publication.
1. The contact is signed…. In this case April, 2019. (This after pitching the book in fall 2018).
2. The manuscript is delivered.
3. The publisher and author sign off on the final version of the MS. (Fall 2020)
4. The cover reveal. And here it is!
Thanks to Toronto illustrator Taryn Gee, who did not only do the cover image, but also contributes illustrations that accompany the text – which will also includes a number of photos as well – a few of which are my own.
I could not be more excited or proud of this book, which is due out October 2021, and can be pre-ordered through Orca Book Publishers’ website and on Amazon and other online sites.
Who knows what the landscape will look like next fall, but wouldn’t it be great if it were possible to plan an in-person launch!
Especially if I can combine it with the launch of fellow BC writer Jacquie Pearce’s book in the same series What Animals Want: The Five Freedoms in Action.