Sometimes the right kid finds the right book, and you're lucky enough to have written that book!
Isaiah was born the year that my first book (Good Night, Monkey Boy) was published, he celebrated his fifth birthday with a Punk Farm theme and he's just about to turn fifteen! I'm so impressed to see the young man that he has grown into, and glad to see that he has the same anarchic sense of style. And he's an artist—he designed that T-shirt he's wearing!
It's astounding to see my readers grow up. Definitely an unexpected benefit of keeping at it in this book business.