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Fists of Fluff is a Samurai reframing of the Tortoise and the Hare. It has been years since the Tortoise and Hare raced. And though that experience defined their young lives and they have both since grown and studied to become Samurai warriors. But when Coyotes attack the village, Hare discovers that, though his fists are fast, they are too soft to defeat the coyotes and bring justice to his village. But the tortoise has another lesson for the Hare. 

 And the whole story is written in Haiku.

The world needs good children's books. There are plenty of books out there, but there are no books like Fists of Fluff.

We need more Children's books that form imaginations, that draw kids into good stories through incredible illustrations, books that encourage kids to want what is right and be willing to work hard to do what is right. And Children's books that purposely introduce kids to poetry and poetic forms to prepare them to be adults that know how to enjoy poetry.

That is why I believe that Fists of Fluff ought to be made.

Risks and challenges

With my last book, Waiting through Winter, illustrated by Jessica Linn Evans, working with various editors and with Jess, I learned so many of the ins and outs of children's book publishing. I am really looking forward to being able to put what I learned with my first children's book into practice right from the beginning.

I already have the incredible illustrator Noah Kroese lined up

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