No, this is not a post about Jeopardy. Alas, just the final answers to the comments from my Tabula Rasa post.
Raquel Byrnes asked: Who is your dream publisher? If you could chose who would do it...who would you want?
I know this isn't what you were asking, but any publisher who loves my work would be my dream publisher. There are a lot of great publishers out there, small, medium and large, and they all have place in this industry for the different things they do. I simply hope to work with people who are excited by my book.
The Golden Eagle, another 2-question comment, asked first: What's one thing about writing that, before you wrote, you never imagined would come up? (Presuming you haven't been writing since, you know, birth.)
Hmmm . . . this is perhaps the hardest question I've gotten. But I think I never imagined learning about the body's reaction to certain kinds of deaths or diseases. Fortunately I have my personal research assistant (aka my husband) to help me out with these. It's pretty weird to ask him questions about how quickly a dead body gets rigor mortis (a couple of hours in case your interested . . . and after about 24 hours, the rigor mortis clears up. Not something you see in the movies, eh?).
And question #2: And, was it awesome to have your picture taken with Oscar?
I just have to say that Oscar was such a pleasure to work with at that photo shoot! He knows all the tricks like putting vaseline on your teeth (though he did suggest adding a drop or two of green food coloring since my teeth were "way too white" according to him). Very pleasurable photo shoot. :D
And finally, Connie Arnold asked: Do your children give you much input about your writing?
My children are still young enough that they don't exactly give input. But they do give A LOT of inspiration! I've written several pictures books (still in the editing stages) that were inspired directly by them. Children definitely spew idea-fodder all the time.
So there we are, I've finally answered all the questions I received. Thanks again for the questions and for stopping in!