Day 10 of 25 Celebrating my 25th Anniversary.
The first book Karin wrote was in 2000, and it was called “The Owl, the Frog and the Rabbit.” It was made up of a series of short stories about an owl that lived in a forest and philosophised about life with his friends. They were little stories that touched on universal themes for all ages. Back then, Karin hadn’t included me as the main character and as you can see from the other image, she drew a completely different owl for this manuscript. She never published it as it was, but instead carted it around with her around the world until the light finally clicked on and and she realised how it wanted to come out into the world. This manuscript formed the basis of the novel that Karin would later publish in 2012 (“Niki Owl, Leap of Faith”), in which she finally made me the main character and mixed in more of her personal life stories.