I've always been one to write about adversity & diversity. I think back to my first children's musical I ever wrote. A Halloween musical about a group of misfit 'monsters' that lived in the basement of this old hotel. Funny that at 14 I was already identifying with those that couldn't find where or how they 'fit' in. I should have known then that bringing that kind of awareness would always be my platform. No matter if I'm writing for children, adults or blogging about the fat guy who's attempting to lose weight. It's what I know and it's what I write.
I hope that others will identify with that story through Chicken Boy. That being labeled "different" isn't always such a bad thing. Not to fear someone who is not exactly like you. And mostly, not to shun them.
|Gabe: My Chicken Boy|
Thanks again to everyone! To voters for making me the People's Choice. To MeeGenius for creating this challenge. And to my godson for inspiring me...even when he didn't know he was doing it.