Making introductions

The introduction to Phoebe and Her Unicorn was written by the great Peter S. Beagle. The introduction to the forthcoming Unicorn on a Roll was written by the equally great Lauren Faust.

When we first started working on the original book, I remarked to people that my two dream choices for the task, in the whole world, were Peter S. Beagle and Lauren Faust. So, that worked out extremely well.

Now I’m wondering what seemingly unrealistic person I should try to get for book 3. (Don’t say Bill Watterson. I tried that. Nobody gets Bill Watterson. We have the same book editor and I still have no shot.)

I mean, one of the Bloom County books had an intro by Mikhail Gorbachev. The sky’s the limit.


  3 comments for “Making introductions

  1. Jeffrey Hope
    January 17, 2015 at 2:48 pm

    Doesn’t fit the criterion of “unusual”, but Oliver Kn√∂rzer (Sandra and Woo), maybe?

    • Dana Simpson
      January 21, 2015 at 12:46 pm

      I do admire his work, and I know he’s a fan! My hesitation is, the last time he wrote something about me, he declined to use any gender pronouns.

  2. February 4, 2015 at 8:41 pm

    Aim high!

    (Have you/they sent any copies to Neil Gaiman? He’s awesomesauce in graphic novel writing & mythic creatures, has daughters, and is with it on the appropriate use of gender pronouns.)

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