How wonderful it was to go into a bookstore on Okracoke Island, North Carolina and see a dear friend.
Part of being in a writer's group is not just having good writer friends, but having their books as friends.
I have given "Cheep! Cheep!" many times as a present and I know what the receiver will always say, "We just loved this book."
It's a tender, gentle, delightful story about welcoming someone into the family. Told with very few words and the cutest birdies, it's a cuddle-up, give me a hug kind of book.
So, when I saw it on this bookstore on this remote island, I patted it and took its picture, the way you would if you found a dear friend in an unexpected place.