At the end of July, on a quiet Sunday Morning (before what actually turned out to be my SURPRISE BRIDAL SHOWER), I was talking with one of my friends about Forrest Gump when an interesting question arouse.
“Why does Forrest always say “we go together like peas and carrots”? And, how did that phrase come about?!”
In one simple text, I crafted an entire story about how a farmer created the pea, and was doing really well until another farmer came to town with carrots, destroying his business entirely. The carrot farmer felt horrible, so she decided to sell peas and carrots together and everyone loved them.
The response to this text was:
“You should write another children’s book about that.”
That night, after feeling so overwhelmed with love and gratitude from everyone at my shower, I stayed up all night writing this short story. The next morning, Mark read the first draft, looked up at me, and said “Leanne, make this a book. Now.”
I went on upwork, posted a job, and well, the rest is now…
MY SECOND PUBLISHED CHILDREN’S BOOK TITLED
“THE STORY OF PEAS & CARROTS”
What are peas? What are carrots? And, why do adults always say “We go together like peas & carrots”? Pete the Farmer is excited when he creates a new vegetable, called a Pea. But, what happens when a new Farmer, Carrie, comes to town with her Carrots? Join this imaginative tale of how the phrase “We go together like peas & carrots” came to fruition.
The process was speedy, slightly asinine considering I work full time, and am planning a wedding, and, completely opposite of the process of publishing Audrey. In fact, this story, being so simple and well received, made me seriously question Audrey’s story. It took me a few weeks to realize the two stories are apples and oranges, and, having a simple, easy to read children’s book is a good way to get my name out there. Of course, I did tweak Audrey just a little bit this week, and while Audrey will always be more personal, I could not be more proud of “The Story of Peas & Carrots”.
To buy “The Story of Peas and Carrots” simply click here.
I can’t wait to have many more of these types of posts to share.