by Maureen Fergus
Bill just wanted someone to pass him the potatoes. Unfortunately, no one even noticed--not his mother (a very busy woman with an important job), not his father (a very important man with a busy job), not his very intelligent older brother, not even his very athletic little sister. If someone had noticed, the wonderful, terrible thing that happened might never have happened. But it did. InvisiBill is the hilariously absurd, tongue-in-cheek story of an ordinary middle child who feels so overlooked by his busy, distracted family that he becomes invisible ... or InvisiBill!
Maureen Fergus Author Biography
As a kid, I never dreamed of being a writer. I enjoyed Language Arts, but Science and Math were by far my favourite subjects in school. After high school, I attended university, earned an Honours Bachelor of Science and a Master of Business Administration and embarked on a business career that has included senior management positions in the aerospace, bio-pharmaceutical and financial services industries. I got married at 28 and had three babies in the next three-and-a-half years.
I tried writing fiction for the first time when my eldest daughter was six weeks old. As I reached out to type my first words, it felt as though I were slipping my hands into a pair of gloves that had been waiting for me my whole life. From that moment forward I wrote every single week. It took me ten years to get my first book published and you don't even want to know how many rejection letters I received along the way.
To date, I've had six novels and four picture books published, and they've been translated into more than half a dozen languages. I find writing exhilarating, frustrating, satisfying, exhausting and hard. I can't imagine life without it.
Dusan Petricic Illustrator Biography
Dusan Petricic is the award-winning illustrator of more than twenty books for children including Rude Ramsay and the Roaring Radishes published by Bloomsbury in September 2004. A former professor of illustration and book design, Petricic’s work appears in The New York Times, Scientific American, The Wall Street Journal, and The Toronto Star. He lives in Toronto.