Monday, August 21, 2006

The Unicorn's Secret

I had the same dream, night after night, for almost two years when I was a girl. Every night, when I fell asleep, I went back to the same place. I had a life there, an amazing life that passed the way anyone's does, a day at a time. When I closed my eyes and fell asleep there I would wake up here. I wrote eight books for children recounting that life a few years ago. Since then, I have been trying to recreate the experience. Last night, I managed it. It isn't clear yet, but I have the important pieces; I know what the world looks like, I can remember the smells and sounds with great detail, and last night was my second visit. So maybe tonight I can go back there a third time. I am hoping.

ART: Copyright Omar Rayyan
from Moonsilver, Book One,
The Unicorn's Secret


Unknown said...

My two daughters, ages 5 and 6, have just started reading this series together. We love it!

I'm inspired to read that you only started writing around the age of 37 - I'm turning that in a couple of weeks and am seriously pursuing writing for the first time! I've received my first 3 rejections for a picture book and I'm going to continue submitting until someone publishes it!

kathleen duey said...

Thanks so much for taking the time to write! Tell your girls hello from me. I will cross my fingers for your picture book!