I have a book cover, people! For my first-ever-to-be-published picture book, Halloween Good Night! Illustrated by the incredible Ella Okstad! Due out from Atheneum Books for Young Readers (a division of S&S) July, 2017! And the cover? IS FREAKING ADORABLE!!!! I LOVE it! There are not enough exclamation points in the universe to express how AMAZING AND AWESOME AND GRAND this is!!!!
Plus, exclamation points make me tired. Ever since reading Stephen King's On Writing I can't see one without mentally saying POW!
So do you want to see it? This amazing cover?
Isn't it Insanely Cute?!? I want to hug a Globster! I want to snuggle a Mummy! Heeeeyyy... That almost sounds like another picture book. Better get back to writing! (POW!)
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 can't believe how long it's taken me to post these photos. Actually, yes I can. I'm horribly lazy when it comes to keeping up with my online presence. What's worse is I actually like to blog and Facebook and whatnot, but these children! The chickens! The garden! My editor and agent who actually - gasp - expect me to write now and then!
I know, excuses excuses.
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 have a book cover, people! For my first-ever-to-be-published picture book, Halloween Good Night! Illustrated by the incredible Ella Okstad! Due out from Atheneum Books for Young Readers (a division of S&S) July, 2017! And the cover? IS FREAKING ADORABLE!!!!
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!
When the tax documents come from...
In Bird by Bird Anne Lamott describes publishing as the golden eagle on your credit card that only seems to soar, and she writes, "Almost every single thing you hope publication will do for you is a fantasy."