Here's how Eva and Sadie and the Worst Haircut EVER! came to be. A few weeks after Sadie cut off Eva's hair, I sat the girls down at the kitchen table and interviewed them to get to the bottom of the story. Recording my kids is something I'd done a lot of. Why? Because one day, when they're older, I'll want to remember what they sounded like when they were young.
But as they were speaing, I knew I had caught them at the right time. Just like in any interview, sometimes you get good talkers, and sometimes you don't. And this time, I got good talkers. So I took the tape, made it into a three-minute story, and posted it online to PRX -- the Public Radio Exchange. It was called Two Little Girls Explain the Worst Haircut Ever. It sat there for a few months before, one day, a coworker looked up and said, "Jeff's on Gawker."
Then, a week after the story first went viral, I got a call from HarperCollins.
Two years later, I'm children's book author!