A few hours went by and I got an idea for a childrens book whilst in the middle of my novel. I started writing and had images of illustrations in my head. “Leo, im going to post on craigslist an add about an illustration job with me. Will you conduct the interviews and weed out all of the jokes for me? I will not have time to go through everyone and don’t have time for the people not serious about the job.” Leo nodded and smiled as he filed some paperwork for me in our cabinets. I posted the article and watched my inbox fill up almost immediately. I gave my cell phone to Leo and let him access my email from it and go through the replies to the job offer.
Later that day he came to me after doing several interviews at coffee shops nearby. I don’t like giving people my office address. Its not very big and its only one room and a bathroom. Not much of a place for interviewing. But its perfect for me and Leo and way back when, Kathryn. We two had our own desks and Leo has been with us for a while now helping keep things organized and clean. “Adam, I think i have narrowed it down to two candidates. A woman of the name Samantha miller, and a male having the name Gregory Luis. Both have shown me their work and are very good. Neither however have worked for a publishing company before or been in the business of books.” I chuckled a little, “its so hard to find good help these days, your stick humans may have to suffice.” He looked concerned for a moment, Leo was always a little slow to catch on to my humor. He takes things a bit more seriously than most. “I’m kidding Leo, I’d like to meet with them. Please set up meetings with both tomorrow. One in the morning and one in the evening. Not too early in the morning though. I have something to take care of tonight and may be a bit late depending on what time I get done here.” Leo nodded, “yes sir, consider it done. I’ll be sure to make it in the early afternoon so you can take care of your previous engagements.”