Author: Lisa

Another (tiny elephant) milestone

The word from them’s in the know is that the tiny elephant book now has over a quarter of a million copies in print and I am not even sure what to do with that information, to be honest. My first reaction is “holy heck, that is a lot of books.” Which is true. A…
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May 5, 2022 0

Perfectly Delightful

Just received word that THE PERFECTLY PERFECT WISH, illustrated by the talented Jessica Courtney Tickle, is a finalist in the picture book category for the Golden Sower Award 2022-2023, which is presented annually to the authors and illustrators of the best books, as voted by school-age children in Nebraska. Happy to be keeping company with…
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January 24, 2022 0


STRICTLY NO ELEPHANTS might have debuted waaaaaay back in 2015, but it’s still finding audiences and connecting with new readers. Most recently, it was published in Spanish for the US market, so the Children’s Book Committee at the Bank Street College of Education just named it one of the best picture books of 2021 for…
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January 18, 2022 0

Lucky Number Seven!

TWISTY-TURNY HOUSE is my seventh picture book published by S&S, so I shall take a moment to reflect on my incredible luck of having landed there in 2013 with the sale of STRICTLY NO ELEPHANTS. The tiny elephant marches on, in numerous languages on a circuitous journey around the globe, spreading the message of “that’s…
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September 14, 2021 0

And the first review is in!

Publisher’s Weekly has read TWISTY-TURNY HOUSE and says many nice things, finishing with “the cat’s initial foray down the house’s twisty-turny staircase is positively cinematic as the creators show how, from very separate lives, a community of mutual joy and mischief is forged.” POSITIVELY CINEMATIC. Yes! It is! Wait, wait. Pic, or it didn’t happen?…
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July 24, 2021 0

*microphone tap*

You fail only if you stop writing. Ray Bradbury And sometimes, we really need to define the word “stop.” Because it’s better to interpret that stop as quitting. And as quiet as it got? I never quit. Some of that time was spent hiding, cooking amazing foods, hanging out with the family, rescuing a couple…
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May 13, 2021 0