I am so excited to share that I have been working hard on one of my bucket-listers -- to write a children's book! Of course it will be about picky eating -- the do's and don'ts -- all wrapped into a fun little story for children. It mirrors my childhood memories of what didn't work for me (bribery, pressure, attention) and then what finally did work for me (having my own space to try new foods on my own). One of the biggest takeaways I hope parents get from it is that children just want to fit in when it comes to food. Even if they're just eating a roll for spaghetti and meatball night, at least they're eating something that everyone else is also eating.
Stay tuned! Here are some initial sketches by Eduardo Martinez, the illustrator I am working with.