This is not my story
It’s finally here! I’m holding it in my hand! I can’t believe it. My first children’s picture book, This Is Not My Story, is physically real!
The book has been a long labor of love. I came up with the concept back in 2018, sent it around to a bunch of publishers – not expecting much – and struck a deal with KidsCan Press, Canada’s largest children’s book publisher!
After years of fine-tuning the story, working on illustrations with the incredible David Hyuck, COVID delays, and waiting patiently for the moment to arrive, finally the big has materialized. And I couldn’t be happier.
An author and his hero embark on a genre-bending journey to find the right story. Sci-fi! Fantasy! Westerns! Horror! The duo try them all, introducing young readers to the concept of genre. There’s even a nifty little portion in the back that defines them all (containing an illustration of me, which is something I can’t quite get over).
The book officially comes out in bookstores on June, 6, 2023 but is available for pre-order now through Kids Can Press.
I plan to do a whole lot of readings, signings, events, and videos in the coming months. And I do truly hope this is the first of many picture books to come. It’s such a wonderful way to explore creativity. Some of my best and most informative memories are being read to as a child.
Stay tuned. In the meantime, here’s the moment I first laid eyes on the finished product.