Category: Shiny Things

Felicidades!

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

Happy Book Birthday, The Perfectly Perfect Wish!

So pleased to share my newest picture book with the world! This one is illustrated by the talented Jessica Courtney-Tickle, and tells the story of a young girl who finds a wish in the grass while waiting for the bus to school. “Directly personal and visually dramatic.”—Booklist “Carries a deeper and more important message about…
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February 4, 2020 0

Launch Party!

Mark your calendars! It is almost time to celebrate the release of REMARKABLES, illustrated by David Litchfield! Date: Tuesday, September 10thTime: 6 PM to 8 PMPlace: The Carver Room of the NOLS – Port Angeles Branch Library Information about book vending forthcoming, but also feel free to bring your shiny new copy with you! Preorder…
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August 12, 2019 0

Perfectly Perfect Cover Art!

As is the way of such things many times, I discovered the cover art for THE PERFECTLY PERFECT WISH on a blog dedicated to picture books. Sure enough, a little poking revealed it was on my publisher’s website and all the major retail outlets, so now I can share it here, as well as invite…
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June 25, 2019 0

Sale Announcement: TWISTY TURNY HOUSE

OH, SO HEY, REMEMBER WHEN I SAID PUBLISHING MOVES SLOW HA HA HA I HAVE BEEN SITTING ON THIS SALE NEWS SINCE FEBRUARY OF LAST YEAR AND THEY MESSED UP THE TITLE (TURNY WITH A “Y”) BUT WHO CARES, BECAUSE LOOK AT THE ILLUSTRATORRRRR… That’s right… the illustrator for the amazing A Day in the…
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June 13, 2019 0