“To aid you in your quest,” Violet added, “I offer you these powers. Peter Pan, the young at heart, may your spirit forever maintain its levity. I offer you the gift of the hummingbird . . . . Do not be angry when your shadow eludes you. After all, shadows are born from the light.” THE CARVER, p. 65.
Is it all starting to make sense now, why I titled these books the way I did? It all started with these three kids who decided they were tired of not being taken seriously, tired of being looked at as “the scruffian”, or tired of being told what to do. When I wrote those words about three years ago, I already knew how the story was going to end for Peter, Pinocchio, and Alice, but I didn’t know everything that was going to happen to them along the way . . . and to me. They had lifetimes of adventure, love, family, and a little bit of danger. Me? I had a wish granted. I got to see their stories come to life, and one of the most magical parts of the process is dreaming up the cover–the door that the characters get to live behind for your enjoyment.
I’ll save the sap for release day! You’re here because you wanna see what goes in that blank space, don’t you? Your wish is granted! However, I’m going to ask you to do just a little bit of work by clicking the link below. Don’t worry. It only took me seventeen seconds to figure it out! You’ll probably beat me 😉
When you’re done, comment a GIF of your reaction! Mine was somewhere along the lines of:
One commenter just might get a surprise from me!