A friend of mine is now an author. An author! She’s even been interviewed! Why is she an author? Why can’t I be an author? Why can’t I be interviewed? – Well, obviously, because she got off her arse and wrote something.
Her name is Jennifer White and she lives in Massachusetts. She has just published her second book of poems and drawings in collaboration with her son Colin.
Jen writes the poems and Colin does the drawings (or draws the drawings as artists say). Ostensibly, the books are for kids but I think they’d go down well with people of any age.
The poems and drawings are zany, funny and sometimes educational. I present one below for your delectation. The drawing is of either Jen or Colin; I never can tell as they’re both very ugly.
Love at First Sight
I’ve never been in love before
Until I walked inside this door
I found a silver panel there
Approaching it I had to stare
Inside was someone beautiful
I’ve never felt so strong a pull
And now to my sincere delight
It’s love for me — love at first sight.
Good idea for a present with Christmas coming up!