The UNofficial Cover (Draft) of My First Book!
I shared this in the News section of my website, but realized it could be fun to share here, too. Still working out what goes where, and whether I really need two separate "blog-like-things." Maybe I don't. Anyhow. I do for now. What I wrote over there:
I ambled over to my agent's website today (ok, hubby sent me a link) and discovered...
She'd shared the cover to Halloween Goodnight! It's a draft, I know, and the final cover may look nothing like this at all, but to see it so shiny and new, looking for all the world like a Real Book. Well, who wouldn't be just a wee little bit ELATED.
You'll have to go there to see the "real" image (because I'm mean like that), but here's a preview...
Update: so I did decide what to do with my two, oft-redundant blogs. I imported all the posts here to Works in Progress! I'll take care of duplicate posts asap. And the "P" part of that may never come. Till then, yay! Life just got simpler!
Today my happiness came in the form of an email from my editor at Atheneum Books. My first review for Halloween Good Night from Publishers' Weekly. Seriously?!? A starred review!
The book trailer trend peaked around 2014 and most publishers don't do them anymore, but now that my first book is just about to be released, I couldn't help myself. Who wouldn't want an adorable audio-visual treat featuring their very own book?
And then there were three ... books by me! It is with supreme delight that I announce Eerdmans Books for Young Readers will be publishing my picture book, Mama Earth's New Year. Yay!
The very first copies of Halloween Good Night!!
I am so full of exclamation points! See, just this morning I was showing Maggie the cover art pdf. She, always attentive, noticed the little square on the back cover where the bar code will go. "What's that?"
I shared this in the News section of my website, but realized it could be fun to share here, too. Still working out what goes where, and whether I really need two separate "blog-like-things." Maybe I don't. Anyhow. I do for now. What I wrote over there...
Long gone are the days of paper submissions and eager trips to the mailbox.
What's the best thing about being a writer? The fame? The fortune? Ok, yes, those are wonderful (ahem). But one of the unsung pleasures is The Mail.
No, I don't mean the baby. I found an email in my in-box, a reply to a submission from a few months ago. My brain being what it is these days (made of marshmallows), I had no idea what I'd sent where - a reason to keep good submission records - so I braced myself for a "Thanks but No Thanks."
What did I find but...