So for now “Pia Pucknucker And The Mystery Of The Indian Treasure” is on hold and due to come out in May, not March as I originally thought. But that’s OK, because I’m still excited to have it published. Lately, I have been conjuring up some new ideas that will take Pia Pucknucker on a new adventure. Pia’s interest in solving mysteries as a private eye, include everything from a stolen bike (who done it) to unraveling mysteries of the past (the Indian treasure) or just finding answers to strange circumstances that keep Pia wondering why. And Pia will also include her best furry friend, Thumbelina, on every new adventure she encounters. Any ideas of past childhood adventures that anyone has to share would be great. A simple idea can spark a whole new adventure for Pia. I remember growing up and playing with the kids in the neighborhood until we were called in for supper. Everyday my friends and I would get together and do plays in our garage and charge neighborhood kids a dime to come and see what we were up to. We also played softball and dodge ball on the street with our teams in place. Every now and then a new kid on the block would join.
As I think about all this, life was much simpler and we always would interact with each other, even fight and argue with one another. But it was always understood that we were friends despite our differences. We would just make up and go on. Children don’t get to interact with others the way we did back then. Most parents today both work and outside of school, not much social interaction. Activities are scheduled and planned, which is good, but not much freedom from time restraints. Also, the world is unfortunately not a safer place to have kids playing unsupervised or playing in the streets like we did back in the old days. We didn’t even have to wear helmuts to ride our bikes!
Well, enough of memory lane stuff. As my ideas flow I’ll be jotting them down and envisioning what I’ll be illustrating and just go from there. I’ll share my ideas and anyone who reads this can critique me on these ideas as well as share stories of their own. I think that would be cool!