I've been meaning to mention this for a while, but the picture book that I illustrated, Bye, Bye, Butterflies! by Andrew Larsen, is available in Calgary at a very unexpected location. The Silk Road Spice Merchant in Inglewood is stocking copies of it and they have been since it first came out last summer. Although the store has nothing to do with spices, customers of The Silk Road have bought close to 60 copies so far. Not bad for a store that specializes in spices, herbs and seasonings. The owners of the store are wonderful people who have been really supportive of me and the book and I'm so very grateful.
Also, as those of you who 'like' my page on facebook already know, last Friday I got some really exciting news. A Chinese publisher has bought rights to Bye, Bye, Butterflies! I'm absolutely thrilled! I can't wait to see copies of the foreign edition of my book, which is supposed to be out by the end of the year.