Whew! It’s always a wonderful and slightly dream-like experience to release a new book, and my latest paleofiction storybook Plesiosaur Peril is no exception. From signing a contract to holding the finished book in your hands, these things take years to bring to fruition. Sometimes it feels that they’ll never quite exist—and then poof, they’re out! It catches you by surprise.
Also gratifying, the first few Twitter reactions to Plesiosaur Peril seem quite positive:
— Brian Switek (@Laelaps) February 24, 2014
Proud & pleased to announce Dan Loxton’s new book Pleisiosaur Peril. He’s such a brilliant illustrator & storeteller! http://t.co/JpdJfunBdH
— Michael Shermer (@michaelshermer) February 25, 2014
— Phil Plait (@BadAstronomer) February 25, 2014
And, to the infinite delight of my eight year old photography assistant, Plesiosaur Peril has even been recommended by “Dr. Scott” (host for Dinosaur Train on PBS)
— Lindsay Beyerstein (@Beyerstein) March 5, 2014
Writing and illustration are solitary undertakings, so I can’t tell you how much I love finally getting feedback for all the lonely months of work that go into these projects. For comments or questions, follow me on Twitter!