Well…we did it! I loaded the car up with all of the animals…and headed south. Many, many hours and potty breaks later, we made it to Nashville…spending money buying treats from the vending machines at the rest stops for everybody to keep them happy is expensive!
I checked into the cool hotel and got everybody through the lobby and into the elevator…getting all of us into a glass elevator was fun and scary….I think there might be some smudgy spots on the glass…Bob and Joe kept putting their mouths up against it and breathing hard.
In all seriousness… It was really interesting…I had to check in the next morning and get an I.D. badge and then found out who would be interviewing me…the entire floor of the hotel that our room was on was used for the interviews…there were SO many people! I even met a fellow whose son is looking for someone to write the book he wants to illustrate!
I had no idea that this would be such a big deal and I found out that I wasn’t the only nervous human there! Long story short…I had my interview….we discussed the books and then started talking about Mama and the boys and horses and animals in general and it was a great meeting. I was given a business card…told to send an email to the interviewer and he would give me the secret information on who to contact and work with next! We still have a way to go…a few more hurdles…but we’re just happy to have made it over the second hurdle!