Today was the one year anniversary of the publication of She Made a Monster. Yep, one year ago today I finally became a published author! And it’s been a pretty great year. But a lot of things really haven’t changed, and I thought I’d list some of those. —I still get ridiculously excited when someone… Continue reading One Year of SMAM!!!
Look what came in the mail today! The first foreign edition of She Made a Monster (or, as I call it, SMAM!) Somehow this is almost more thrilling to see than the original book--I guess because it's so familiar and foreign at the same time. I wish I could read it--I wonder if it was… Continue reading Gained in Translation!
As if I knew. But there are no “how to do it” rules. There are only “how I did it” stories. And each one of those stories is different. So here’s mine. Anybody who writes with the hope of getting published has heard, “Never give up! Keep trying! Be persistent!” But I did give up.… Continue reading How to Get Published (ha!)
I really enjoyed answering these questions on the blog of Deborah Kalb, a children's book author and journalist. She asked me why I decided to write about Mary Shelley and what I think kids will get out of the story of She Made a Monster, among other things. She also asked me what I'm working… Continue reading Q & A on Deborah Kalb’s Blog!
Tomorrow--SCHOOL VISITS in Fremont. Saturday: VALLEJO FRANKENFEST with Trick-or-Treating downtown for the kiddos. I'll be at the Vallejo Bookstore at 11 AM, then back to Pleasant Hill for the FALL FINE ART SHOW! (in the pic at left, mine are the peppers and the cup full of pencils, but I'll be showing abstracts at the fair, plus… Continue reading Getting ready for a busy weekend!
Yesterday I was in San Francisco to help out with storytime at the beautiful Charlie's Corner bookstore, where they had a fantastic window display featuring SMAM (I love saying this abbreviation for my book title: "Smam! Smam, lovely Smam!"), and guess what, later on we walked past a different bookstore, and they had SMAM in… Continue reading Out & About
Well, the book launch party is tomorrow (at Bel and Bunna's Books in Lafayette, CA. 11:00 AM--for kids and families and 5:30 PM--for grownups) and of course I'm really excited! But I wanted to say where else I'll be in the next month or so, just in case you want to get a book signed somewhere else! Here's… Continue reading I’ll Be Around