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!)
Today is Tuesday, which means that SHE MADE A MONSTER officially goes on sale in exactly three weeks! I can’t believe it. Sometimes it seems like it’s been such a long time coming, but I’m told by those who know that the process actually went lickety-split for this book. And I have to believe them… Continue reading THREE Weeks til Pub Day!
Only 3 months to go til publication, plus SHE MADE A MONSTER has already gotten a couple of really nice reviews! From Booklist: "Eye-catching artwork and engaging storytelling give this biography of a fascinating woman even more appeal." And Kirkus: "An elegant picture book that will signal to young readers that there is more to the… Continue reading Getting Closer… and, Reviews!
Yesterday I crawled out of my introvert’s cave, grabbed my proofs of SHE MADE A MONSTER and made my way to Bel & Bunna’s Books in Lafayette. I’ve been really nervous about doing marketing and promotion, but Bel McNeill was so kind and enthusiastic about my upcoming picture book debut that I felt at home… Continue reading Close Encounter with an Actual Bookseller!