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Lizzy Albright—Conception to Completion

Updated: Jul 18, 2020

The Lizzy Albright book was originally conceived by Kat Bowser to be a children’s illustrated book about a little girl, her granny, and a quilt. Granny’s sampler quilt would have several traditional blocks and the names of the blocks (Flying Geese, Bear Paw, Honey Bee, etc) would inspired the little girl’s imagination and perhaps take her on a little journey where she might meet a goose - or a bear - or a bee.

That was 12 years ago, and the idea sat on a back burner.

In late 2017, Kat Bowser told Ricky Tims that she would like to rekindle the idea. She wrote a short story that was longer than a children’s illustrated book. It was that loosely assembled short story that inspired Ricky to suggest they write a novel—a chapter novel that was much more in-depth, adventurous, mysterious, exciting, and literary. Neither Kat nor Ricky had ever written fiction before.