It started as an idea in February 2016. All I had was the title: "Dinosaur Librarian."
I wrote the first several drafts in prose. The protagonist was named Mr. Saurus.
14 drafts and 9 months later, it was a rhyming story starring Ms. Bronte. Much better name, don't you think?
It sold in the first round of submissions.
Publication has been pushed back to 2020, which is fine. I think it's going to be a great book--the rhymes flow smoothly, it's a cute story, and the illustrations take it over the top. (And librarians will like it.)
Illustrator is Tom Booth--here's a link to his work.