Gary Schmidt says:
Thank you for connecting me to all of your comments. It is really wonderful to see you engaging with these pictures on this level. You all of great narrative ideas–it’s fantastic to see the way you give personality to the birds, but also narrative to the setting. But I also like the way you take into account the line and the colors that are involved. Very, very cool.
If you had all been in my study today while I was trying to figure out a scene in the next book about Meryl Lee, that would have been a huge help!