In late September 2011, I posted a pitch for a nonfiction picture book I've written that has generated humbling praise from editors but no offers:
Several days ago, a Denver mother (and librarian) kindly messaged me that her son Owen, age 8, had drawn a picture inspired by Thirty Minutes Over Oregon. She told me that they had not discussed the story since the post went up.
In her words: "Just another reminder that this topic is very compelling to a young person!"
I love the drawing; it depicts two key scenes from the book. I should note, however, that the book (nor the true story behind it) does not contain a scene of a plane crashing and burning. That's Owen's creative license!
Thank you, Owen, for the thought, and thank you, Owen's mom, for sharing. Keep them coming!