So it all seems very dejavu, but, here's the deal. I felt compelled, after being inspired by a child I knew about who saw spirits and was truly bothered by it. The text to this (what I hope will be), "picture" book for young children and their parents pretty much wrote itself. Now I need a good illustrator who can turn it into something special, and a publisher, and I suppose probably an agent. I've submitted it to a lot of places and I've written to a lot of agents. So far, it is seen as having probably too narrow of a market. What little they know. LOTS of kids see spirits...we just tell them they don't.
Pending my 10 minutes of fame, I want to make the text available to parents and children. Parents, so they have some tools and creative approaches to assisting and empowering young kids, and for kids, for the same reason. I know this is an issue that exists. People write to me and ask me about it.
Here is the text. Imagine each separated section with its own illustration.
Really Real. For Honest and True by Cherrie Ward