VOILÀ! I give you PIGLETTE, my debut picture book, releasing May 26th, 2020, and already available for pre-order!
While PIGLETTE takes place in France, the inspiration for the story actually came to me in Italy.
In 2015, I was visiting friends in Bologna, and while wandering the city, I stumbled upon the Profumeria Antica Profumeria Al Sacro Cuore (Sacred Heart Antique Perfumery). I stepped inside and thought that I’d found paradise. Maybe you’ll agree…
(Photo borrowed from the perfumery’s website.)
I sampled fragrances around the shop, and met the most magical saleswoman who could recommend perfumes to people based on their “aura” alone. Is it any wonder that such a place, such an encounter, fired my imagination? Months later, the character of Piglette appeared in my mind out of nowhere. And once I spent a little time with her, I knew that she was destined for a perfumery of her own, this time in Paris.