I've often toyed with what Jesus, Moses or Buddha would look like today. I think a 7-year-old handicap little girl seems ideal. I didn't want her to be an action hero, I wanted the opposite - for her to have more power than all of them put together.

I was so excited about it because I felt it was meaningful. I really do worry about our species in the next 100 years. This book taps into the planetary concerns I have.

I see this as a way for local writers to celebrate and sell some of the books which we have produced. And with all these creative energies, it should be exciting.