Using Skype, I interviewed Gene Embry, author of my book trailer , Sammy Snail's Tennessee Adventures . He is a local playwright and children's author in my town. He writes the stately adventures of Sammy Snail, a curious snail whose vision is to visit each state and tell his readers about them. A grandfather and former mortician and florist, Embry draws on his real-life experiences to bring to life his plays, which range from parody to Southern Gothic. I was thrilled to speak with him and inquire as to Sammy's future. We look forward to the books, and I cannot wait to begin working as his new illustrator!