I have had such a mixture of emotions these past few weeks, but somehow I have managed to cope, and the book has curbed most of the sad feelings. In early November, my Mother was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, and we were not prepared for this very shocking and sad news. My mother has such a fighting spirit, and so she has been putting her best limbs forward and fighting with all her might for better results.
Despite all this, I also was able to visit an extremely amazing all girl's school, School of the Holy Child, in Rye, New York. I was reminded of my elementary and high school years of attending all girls' schools and it brought back such a nostalgic feeling. They girls were well equipped with their smart looking uniforms and permanent smiles.
I have to say that the young ladies are very articulate, poised and confident, and rightfully so. Their school is among the top in Westchester County. It was an extreme pleasure to spend the morning with them, discussing my book, how I got inspired, sharing the illustrations with them and answering their questions. I was honored to be in their presence and it was truly amazing bonding with these future leaders. Thanks to the diversity committee for having me and hosting me throughout my stay at the school. Dana Thomas and her team did an excellent job.