Category: Writerly 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

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

Norwescon 42 Follow-up: Choose-Your-Own Adventure Panel!

It was a glorious weekend full of programming and cosplay, but now we are home, unpacked, and ready to reflect. Part of that includes fulfilling my promise to share the notes from the “Choose-Your-Own Adventure” panel, hosted by the teen track and described thusly in the guidebook: Audience participation mayhem ensues as our troupe of…
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April 29, 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