So, I’m finally gearing up to publish the children’s story I wrote & illustrated two years ago.
Going Through a Maze.
When I was writing this story my father was diagnosed with cancer. And actually, it wasn’t a story it was a poem. My father even had the opportunity to read that poem. I turned it into a story after he passed away. And every Wednesday when my mother in-law would watch McKinley I tirelessly sketched and colored my heart out.
Unfortunately, I’ve sent it out and It’s not a story publishing company’s want to publish. Mostly, because it’s a children’s story about Cancer and subsequently death. Shocker. But, it also happens to be a story about preserverence, love, friendship, and family. You know, like important shit?
Anyways, I wanted to read my daughter something to help explain what our family was going through at the time, and there just wasn’t anything on the market. It’s important that there are story’s for children about cancer and death because many families experience this and death is simply inevitable– no matter how invincible you want to be.
So, I continue my journey and will be now be self-publishing! I’ll be sure to let my readers know when it’s ready to purchase. I also plan to donate a portion of the proceeds to help fund lung cancer research.