It doesn’t often happen that Quotable Tuesday gets to host an author on the very day their book is born. But today we do. Please welcome my friend and former Austinite Annette Simon, the author and illustrator of This Book is For All Kids (Andrews McMeel), Mockingbirdies (Simply Read), and Robot Zombie Frankenstein! (Candlewick) which makes its debut today. Welcome to the world, Robot Zombie Frankenstein! and congratulations, Annette.
When I asked Annette what are her favorite quotes about writing and/or the creative process, she said, “The best one is from my brother, Phil, a former major-league ballplayer and an all-around good guy. Phil was drafted out of college by the Chicago Cubs, and remains a die-hard fan. One day I asked him about the rubber bracelet around his wrist, and he explained IT’S GONNA HAPPEN is a Cubbies’ fan’s belief that the team will eventually win the World Series. He gave me a bracelet, to sit atop a pile of dummies I was then submitting. Phil said, without doubt, it was gonna happen–I’d find an agent and get published.