Feshy has definitely been a long time coming. I started writing a simpler form of the book, originally called Feshy’s Paradise, in 1999. Though that draft was the elementary age novel I wanted to write, the annoyingly thematic side of me wasn’t satisfied. I then completely rewrote the book, incorporating the plotlines involving Lingo and the “firstborn flop” concept. The finished book is far more complex than the original—and will no doubt appeal primarily to the more cerebral and/or mature of my youthful readers!