This image still brings a smile to my face! When I finished When Wallflower Met Wildflower I sent it to my best friend from 6th and 7th grade. She was kind enough to share my little book with the school she was working at and later in the year sent me this photo.
I have since printed this image and stuck it on my wall. When I’m doubting whether I have any talent whatsoever I look at it and think, “Hey, remember that one time a school painted a scene of Wildflower on their wall!?”
I will always be incredibly appreciative of her support. This photo has kept me going on this wild journey of children’s writing. Even more so now that I’m turning this little side-project into something bigger!