My final revised manuscript of Goldy Luck and the Three Chans was approved by the powers to be at Charlesbridge last week, so we're good to go. My editor tells me I should be expecting my first advance check in April. Yay!
They're still in the hunt for an illustrator and have decided to look for an Asian artist to better capture the Asian elements of the story. Currently, the suggestion is to depict the three Chans as panda bears which is okay with me—it could be quite cute actually. However, I thought that changing the title to Goldy Luck and the Three Pandas would be over-doing the cuteness and you would lose that element of surprise. Plus, the three Chans has always been inherently funny to me.
Anyone want to weigh in on this?