Tuesday, August 23, 2011
I wish I could have posted this when the news was an eentsy bit fresher, but the news broke at just about the instant that I was leaving for a week of camping, an adventure that did not include a computer or other device for creating blog posts. The camping, and swimming and hiking, was excellent, and I did not miss my computer one bit. But now there is much to catch up on!
In any case, the exciting news is: I SOLD A PICTURE BOOK THAT I HAVE WRITTEN AND ILLUSTRATED!!!
The book, tentatively titled TWO SPECKLED EGGS, has been acquired by Candlewick Press, in a mini auction presided over by my agent, Holly McGhee at Pippin Properties. I am over-the-moon happy, this being my very first book as author and illustrator, and Candlewick press being one of my very most favorite children's book publishers. A dream-come-true, really.
I am also in the process of illustrating TURKEY TOT, a picture book written by George Shannon which will be illustrated by me, and published by Holiday House. I feel so very honored to be working on this project with such a wonderful publishing house, and for such a gifted and lettered children's author as George Shannon.
It feels like my career as a children's book author and illustrator might finally be kicking off! I have wanted this for a long time, and I have had to be patient and dedicated, a little far-sighted, a lot under-employed, and very very full of faith. Maybe some of that single-mindedness (and a degree of self-centeredness) has finally paid off.
I'll keep you posted, and I hope you will buy my book when it finally comes out (sometime in 2013 most likely)!