Asi Sharabi emailed me about Lost My Name, a labor of love created by three dads and an uncle. And in his words, it beat putting up wonky looking shelves. And in my words, I’d say the results are way more meaningful.
You can personalize your book for any name, and the book will follow that little boy or little girl who has lost it. Meaning Asi and his crew created a near infinite combination of story possibilities. Kind of an impressive undertaking, no?
He said, “Of course, we had to write a lot of stories, for each letter of the alphabet and then some. And they all needed beautiful illustrations (over 150). Then we had to come up with the technology to make it all happen, and find a printer who could handle it. So, a bit more ambitious than putting up a wonky shelf. But the results are, we think, rather wonderful.”Agreed. Check out their feature in the Guardian for a closer look at these treats. I love the concept, and I love the heart.
Also this week, I added a ‘How I Got My Agent’ story to the kidlit-writer-y-sphere. It’s in Julie Hedlund’s blog series, and what an honor to be there! I adore reading stories of hard work and success, and hope my addition to that canon is encouraging.