We’re sending a big congratulations to Sarah Glenn Fortson on her debut picture book, THIS COWGIRL AIN’T KIDDIN’ ABOUT THE POTTY! Make sure to lasso yourself a copy when it bucks onto the scene this October. Sarah has an expansive imagination and brings humor to her readers while inspiring them to lose their diapers and climb on that white porcelain stallion for good. We’re so proud of you, Sarah!
Where were you when inspiration struck for your story?
I was watching a three-year-old run from the bathroom, yelling “I don’t have time for this! I’m busy.” And I thought, hmmm...
What do you hope your writing will do for those who read your work?
I hope COWGIRL A.K. inspires reluctant three-year-olds to take that final step and give up their “pull-up” diapers. Plus, I certainly hope my words make them laugh…bonus points for snorting while laughing!
When you begin writing a picture book, do you know what the ending will be?
Yes, I usually start with a first line and a last line.
Where do you get your story ideas?
Here’s a few:
What’s a story you wish you had written?
BALLOONS OVER BROADWAY by Melissa Sweet and VINCENT COMES HOME by Jessica Bagley
They are both perfect in every way.
What do you want your readers to know about you?
I want my readers to know:
When I was a girl, I wanted three things:
An electric train
And a job in a bakery!
What I got was…
A pogo stick
And a job selling hats!
But I made it work!