Dreams come and go. Is it true that those who hesitate are lost? Nah!

When we’re young, we have our whole lives ahead of us. We make long-term plans for our future that may or may not occur.

Destiny seems to butt in at times, for the better or the worst.

The important thing is to make our dreams happen, if not today perhaps tomorrow.

Be determined and never lose sight of your goals in life.

I’m in my fifties and never thought someone would take an interest in my writing. But one day it happened. I received an email from Mira Reisberg announcing that the Spork Imprint of Clear Fork Publishing was interested in my picture book. I was ecstatic. Release date  Spring 2019 titled ‘Jurassic Rat’

Here’s the cover reveal.

Cover Comp v6


The only condition was; ‘Would you consider someone else illustrating it?”

I didn’t hesitate, “Sure, no problem.” I replied, and the adventure began.

I soon realized at the time, that my art wasn’t kid-friendly after having a sneak peek at John Seckman’s illustrations. He will be illustrating the book and has done an excellent job.

I learn something new every day. I will post a few pics of my original sketches of the book in the near future.


“I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes. Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing your world. You’re doing things you’ve never done before, and more importantly, you’re doing something. “   

– Neil Gaiman – 

Believe in yourself and keep going. If you want to succeed in life, you have to work hard to reach your goals.

I’m sure you can do it too.

What plans do you have for the future?

What may have gotten in the way at achieving your goals?

Share your thoughts with me.


Author: eleanorannpeterson

As a child, I spent my summer holidays by the swamp catching tadpoles and other creepy critters or running after wild animals. I wanted to become a veterinarian when I grew up. But destiny turned my life around - I moved to Italy, where I obtained my BS in Environmental Sciences and Territorial Management. When not working in our family-run business, I write, read, play with clay, doodle, and go on scavenger hunts in the woods, followed by my six cats.

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