Two years and six months ago I posted something called Still seeking research stories. Here’s the link: https://davidlharrison.wordpress.com/2015/01/28/still-seeking-research-stories/#comment-25320 . Jane Yolen’s response triggered a long standing request from my son Jeff Harrison that I write a story about a tiger for him. He was probably under ten when he asked me. So I responded with an opening line and Jane added a first page, and I added, and she added, etc.
At some point Jane and I went offline to talk about the book we’d just started and we went from there to finish it. Yesterday we learned that we’re about to receive an offer to publish the story as a picture book. What great fun. And it all started here.