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Carter Higgins is a librarian at an independent school in Los Angeles. She is the author of A Rambler Steals Home (HMH) and two forthcoming picture books from Chronicle Books, This is Not a Valentine (with Lucy Ruth Cummins) and Everything You Need For a Treehouse (with Emily Hughes). She is an Emmy-winning visual effects and motion graphics artist. She writes about picture books and graphic design at her blog, Design of the Picture Book. You can find her on Twitter and Instagram @carterhiggins.



In 2017, I recorded one second of video each day, as a way to celebrate my double-debut year. The result is certainly a true reflection of me and my life and what I saw and did, but it’s even more resonant to have noticed that truly, truly, life is a series of small moments. I used the app 1 Second Everday, and it changed my outlook on 2017 when I needed reminders to slow down, look closer, and see small moments.