Sunday, May 29, 2011
So after a couple of weeks of searching for names, bugging friends for help, asking strangers what their dogs were named and then combing Amazon for books with similar titles (curse you, David Wiesner), I came up with Ozzie. It's a fun name and Max was an Australian Cattle Dog, so it fits and Max is happy with it. I made all the changes to the book dummy and sent it off to Anna O. THEN I did a middle school visit to speak to a couple of classes about careers. I showed them a powerpoint presentation of my new book and this sharp-eyed kid, Mario, spotted what neither Anna O nor I had after numerous proof readings: an errant "Max" in the artwork. I rushed home immediately to send Anna a corrected version. Yay Mario!