I'm a first time author and very excited about the whole process, from writing the manuscript to receiving the first copies and then on to selling and signing my book!
"The Giraffe Who Was Afraid of Heights" was a true inspiration. The main character and his dilemna popped into my head one evening and the rest of the story just flowed like water. I can't believe how easily this story wrote itself!
I struggle with my own fear of heights, or maybe it's really a fear of falling from high places, and have since I was about 6 or 7 years old. I fell from a slide in my elementary school yard and broke my arm. I guess that would do it. Sometimes I overcome that fear and I am able to ride some of the cool rides at the local amusement parks and other times I make myself physically ill at just the thought of it.
Hopefully this story will teach children that many people have fears and that it's okay, as long as those fears don't interfere with a healthy, happy lifestyle.