Gone fishin’

I’m escaping the bustling metropolis of St. Louis for the rugged but comfortable fishing camp scene in Bristol Bay Alaska. But that doesn’t mean Daddy Tries slows down. We keep making progress, and the latest step is to let the story board provided to me by Jessica, sink in. I will think about how it feels and flows.

It is an opportunity to view both the entire story and each individual scene and ask if it captures the spirit of the book. Does it contribute to the overall vision and allow for a humorous yet genuine illustration?

My desire for the book is for it to elicit laughs and snickers from athletes, and be full of nuances and fun things for kids to discover throughout. And it takes time to make sure we achieve that on every page. Worth the wait, I think. 

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A lover of bacon on donuts, single malt scotch with good friends, homemade American ninja warrior courses, and home brew cider. A not-s0-closet Bachelor and Bachelorette fan. A first-time dog owner at the ripe old age of 35. A Mechanical Engineer who will reliably attempt to do things on my own before consulting an instruction manual. A jack of all trades and a master of none. Motivated to climb things simply because they are there. Likely to do something because somebody said I couldn't.

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