My Triplet Ballerinas…A Triple Inspiration
My triplet ballerinas are my grand-daughters, Makenna, Jaeli and Maysie.
The dedication in “The Triplet Ballerinas” says, “For my triplet granddaughters, Makenna, Jaeli and Maysie, who inspire me each and every day“. This is so true.
When I started writing almost 5 years ago, I had no idea what to write about. After a dog came to our house one Fall day, lost from a hunter, I thought maybe this would be a good story for a picture book. I couldn’t make that story work, but then I was inspired with writing about the triplets and it evolved from there.
Back then, the triplets were of an age (around 6 years old) that they would have really enjoyed reading and sharing this picture book. Even though, by the time the book was published, they had left picture books and entered chapter books, they still loved that I wrote a picture book inspired by them and dedicated to them. Recently, there was a day at their elementary school where they could dress as their favorite book character. It was a proud day for me when they dressed up and went as their counterpart characters in the book I wrote that was inspired by them. Beverly