|Cape Canaveral, Florida|
Yes, it's true. I'm famous. I owe it all to my writing. Allow me to tell this tale of fortitude, frostbite and Frosted Flakes.
So I was minding my business at Cape Canaveral, grooving at all the rockets and gantries and trying not to weep with joy, when I encountered none other than that famous television thespian, Mariska Hargitay.
|Mariska Hargitay |
aka Olivia Benson
Me: What? You read picture books to your kids?
Ms. Hargitay - I'm too respectful to call her by her first name - said her kids loved them.
Me: I write picture books.
I actually concentrate on young adult and middle grade, but I wasn't about to pass up on this chance to pitch.
Me: I wrote this picture book about two cats. The older brother cat tries to convince his younger brother cat that they have taken a trip into outer space via a cardboard box.
Ms. Hargitay asked me where she could buy a copy.
Well, before I could say "read me my Miranda Rights", Ms. Hargitay gave me the number of the CCCP Company. This publisher caters to writers who love chocolate chip cookies.
I thanked Ms. Hargitay for the tip and took the next plane to Romita, Mexico and visit the CCCP offices. I met with the staff and showed them my work. I retold the tail of two cats blasting off from Earth, landing on Mars - it's one big litter box for cats - and splashing down in the Pacific Ocean, and we all know how much cats hate water.
|Art Work for Two Cats In a Box|
Needless to say, once Two Cats In a Box hit the world market, the rave reviews flooded my mail box.
If I may be modest, here's a few comments culled from the many responses to Two Cats In a Box from my legion of fans, followers and debit collectors:
"I'm calling the police."
"How did you get this address?"
"Am I on a reality show?"
"See that tall man over there? He's my bodyguard and he's going to ****** you over if you don't leave."
Keep these simple words in mind and you too will succeed.
Well, that's all for now. I'm off to Guatemala to earn a well rested vacation amid the spectacular ruins of Tikal, and to elude a process server.