Jo Robinson lives and works in South Africa.
I worked there repeatedly in earlier years. (I even bought this favourite tablecloth in Johannesburg.) But I live in Canada.
Photo by Hamlin Grange
Jo and I have never met in person.
Well-respected in the independent publishing world, Jo is an author, editor, book designer and illustrator. I follow her blog so I’d seen this tiny photo of her there.
In early January I told my husband: “I’m sending Myrtle to Chris Graham as a guest post for his blog.”
The printed story of Myrtle the Purple Turtle had been in my desk drawer for 27 years, surviving our family’s house moves.
Hamlin shook his head. “I’m telling you — it should be a book.”
I sent it to Chris in the UK anyway.
Chris replied quickly: “I think your husband is right – you should get an illustrator to…
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