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April 15, 2010
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All this discussion about Lila and we didn’t put in the only clue we have so far about what she looks like…This was one of the last images in The Dentist and The Toothfairy.

When I started writing those last few paragraphs of The Dentist and the Toothfairy I remember visualizing Lila as a goth girl–yet slight and feminine. Kind of like my sister… I’m sorry Jerome, I don’t want to start influencing your creative flow about what Lila is going to look like. But it’s how she still lives in my head.

And holy crap did I just have a flashback. Remember when you were still living in Calgary and I came to visit and my sister was there too, and we were trying to get her to take some pictures for Lila, and she was freaking out about it? She either didn’t want to be the muse for our book, or she secretly doesn’t like us. Maybe she feels we’re not cool enough to be associated with her. Maybe that’s why she doesn’t want to be associated with Lila–because she doesn’t think it’s going to be “cool” enough. Or maybe she doesn’t want the attention it will bring her when Lila becomes this international cult classic sought after by all the “cool” kids.


Do you think she’ll be pissed when she sees I posted this pic of her?

And by the way, the other day, I thought of a great ending and segway into the third book. Have I talked to you about that yet? It’s called: Christmas Cowboy. Here’s what’s crazy. I already have the third book written. I don’t know how the hell that happened, but obviously I didn’t plan all of this well, or maybe I did. Things happen the way they are supposed to happen.

p.s. I WANT THE SUPPOSEDLY GREAT CLEAVAGE SHOT PIC!!!! Call the five year old, and figure out how to post it. Or better yet, CALL ME! Or I guess I could try emailing you instructions…

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