Even when I'm happily lost in working away on things, the siren song of books & bed & cat is always there.
Thank you for the nice words and excitement in the last post re: this longer book. I am busily working on a few projects right now that I love. I can't wait to see how they turn out when they really take shape & become what they're going to become!
Thank you for the nice words & excitement re: the next picture book in the last post. More on that front soon!
While I've been proofing cute bebe feets, I've also been in the midst of editing another book...a longer book. It's a story I'd wanted to write & make real for years and years. I finally wrote it down last Spring, and my editor (who has been an important and dear and close collaborator on all my books) wanted to publish it and now I find myself at the end of a big round of revisions, and so pleased to be there.
It's my first proper novel. Though it is still short by grown up standards, it's quite a bit longer than Oddfellow's, which is really more a series of vignettes.
This one is a fairy tale. And I will give you one hint: it's an expanded version of my favorite fairy tale. Some of you might know what that is, or might be able to hazard a guess.
It is scheduled for publication next year, 2016, and I will share dispatches and other bits as it gets closer!
PS: It will be illustrated! Mostly words, but there will be pictures too
I spent a little bit of my birthday (last Friday - the 13th, and it wasn't filled with bad luck & bad omens, but instead with brunch & cake) looking over the first batch of proofs for my next picture book.
It comes out late this summer...more on that front (and more peeks) soon, soon!
In case you need some cards for your pals & beloveds, you can find the (free!) download link in this post from last year. I probably need to get my own Valentine-y mail out if it's going to get there in time!