It’s kind of a funny feeling to see someone else’s rendition of characters that have, up until recently, existed solely in my head. On the one hand, they’re never going to look exactly how I pictured them, but on the other hand, for the first time… they’re real. They aren’t figments of my imagination anymore, and starting today, Emmy and Abigail out in the big wide world.
Aimee Lucido is the author of EMMY IN THE KEY OF CODE and the upcoming RECIPE FOR DISASTER (Versify, September 14, 2021). She’s a software engineer who has worked at Google, Facebook, and Uber, and she got her MFA in writing for children and young adults at Hamline University. She lives with her husband and mini golden doodle named Bowser in Berkeley where she likes to bake, run, and write crossword puzzles.