Category: Shiny Things

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

Cover Reveal: REMARKABLES

HEAR YE, HEAR YE. I am beyond thrilled to share the cover art for the book of my heart that will be out on September 10th… Journey meets Pearl in this transcendent picture book about a boy befriending a mermaid, created by the author of Strictly No Elephants, Lisa Mantchev, and The Bear and the Piano author-illustrator David Litchfield. A boy…
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February 11, 2019 0