My first solo book, “Mandy Does Mean Things” is in production right now. The artwork, done by the super-talented Jenny Leong, is beautiful. The publishers are amazing and overwhelmingly supportive. The feeling is a little bit similar to being in third trimester. I know all these incredible things are happening, but I can’t see them. I just have a rough draft, kind of like an ultrasound, to look at. I can hardly wait to hold this new baby – a book – in my own hands! You can’ t ever be sure exactly when it will happen, but you know it will happen, and soon. I can’t wait for this new baby to meet the world! I just hope my water doesn’t break.