Fletcher: It’s Alive | Rolling drift

I am delighted to announce that my first children’s book, CAT and PIG: a story of friendshipis now available for purchase at Amazon.

It’s been a long time coming.

The book is based on the true friendship of Herbie and Quinn who live on a friend’s farm in Washington State.

I’ve written about my friends before, most recently when I wrote When a friend sails west about the loss of our mutual friend, Matt. The book is dedicated to Matt.

We met about 20 years ago online for love of politics and Tolkien.

When my friends shared photos of the special friendship Herbie and Quinn share, an idea was born.

I had trouble with the medium. I could draw them, but I couldn’t. I could paint them, but I couldn’t.

And then I took a little adventure called the 100 day project and, a little more than halfway through, I found the concept for the animals.

On Wednesday of this week, I held the first printed copy of the book in my hands.

It may or may not be a true story that I watched the progress of Amazon’s delivery driver on the website and watched her through the blinds as she put the book in the box to letters.

It was quite exciting to open the package.

Almost forty-five years ago, when I first held the college yearbook I was editing in my hands, I noticed that I wanted to cry.

I haven’t cried over this book yet. But I realized that there was a link between the artistic or design aspect and the writing. It has always been about both.

It only took four decades to figure this out.

I hope you will check CAT and PIG: a story of friendship.

And, as always…

#stay tuned

That’s it. That’s all for the week.

Go enjoy your weekend.

After buying the book. And share this page.

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