It’s taken nearly four years to bring this book to completion. I started working on it in May 2014 and completed the first draft in December 2014. In December 2016 I started auditioning artists and in April 2017 I chose Santanu Mitra from India to illustrate the graphic novel. Now, four years later, it’s April 2018 and the illustrations are complete!

To celebrate I decided to take my daughter to the Ulele restaurant in Tampa, Florida. This restaurant is named after the Native American girl who’s the main character in my book, The Princess & Pirate. They even have a couple of statues of Ulele outside their restaurant. And the food was very good too! Take a look at some photos from our celebration!