One of my publishers' book representatives was showing my newest book to a new, young book buyer. She said, "I didn't know he was still alive."
At the very least, I have to stay alive long enough to finish the illustrations for my Fall 2014 book, JACK. The illustrations should have been finished months ago.
Also, when I got distracted this fall during book autographings, I signed some books "Tomie 2015" instead of "Tomie 2013." I said at the time I wrote "2015," "I'm just being optimistic."