It's a Girl Thing: Straight Talk about First Bras, First Periods, and Your Changing Body
Alfred A. Knopf, Paperback, 9780679890270, 80pp.
Publication Date: September 1998
I have lived on a small ranch in northern California for 32 years. I have two great stepsons and two great daughters. For the past two years, I have been writing lyrics for country songs, fulfilling the not-so-secret dream I've had ever since my book "No One is Going to Nashville "was published in 1983. Now that my kids are grown, I spend all of my spare time out on the high desert plains under the big skies with my husband, Bob, where we drive out on lonesome, two-rut roads to hunt for rocks, twisted wire, and rusty, shot-up buckets and cans. And to rustle up ideas and images: for books, songs, and artwork. Bob is a sculptor who incorporates found objects in his work. I am his biggest fan, lifelong companion, and partner in the hunt. He's an art cowboy who wears J.B. Hill boots with stars on the tops and a Stetson with a bent brim. I've been getting a lot of ideas and inspiration from Bob, beginning with "No One is Going to Nashville "and "Like Jake and Me "and continuing right on up through "Smoke". So, thanks, Bob!
Betty Antibus is the author of two previous children's books. A HOUSE BEFORE CHRISTMAS and TOMMY'S HALLOWEEN PARTY. This story was created from a game she played with her young children, play-acting the role of a genie. The children found it great fun.