it’s October 1! Summer is officially over, and both my nearly grown kids are back in school. Time to put the pedal to the metal!
I have a book that just launched two weeks ago (JOSIE’S LOST TOOTH, Candlewick Press, September 11, 2018) and I am hard at work on revisions for the next one (more about that later—it’s different!) , and I have for you a good size list of exciting things that are coming up for me, this month and in the months to come. Maybe I will see you at one event or another?
Here is what’s happening in the world of Jennifer K Mann, children’s book author and illustrator:
October 7, Queen Anne Books, Seattle, 5 pm. I’ll be co-hosting a pajama/book launch party for JOSIE’S LOST TOOTH, together with Suzanne Selfors, author of WISH UPON A SLEEPOVER. You might even see me wearing my new footed pj’s in public!
October 21 at 2 pm, University Bookstore, Seattle. Join me to launch JOSIE’S LOST TOOTH at University Bookstore, Seattle. There might be shark’s teeth!
November 2-4, I can be found at Islandwood on Bainbridge Island, where Newbery Honor winning author Kirby Larson and I will be the guest presenters/workshop leaders at the SCBWI-WWA Weekend On the Water, a retreat for writers and illustrators.
November 18, 2 pm, Eagle Harbor Books, Bainbridge Island. My home bookstore book launch party for JOSIE’s LOST TOOTH! A good possibility of give aways and treats—sharp ones.
December 2, 3-5 pm, SCBWI WWA’s Inside Story at Seattle Public Library, downtown branch. Come to hear dozens of local authors and illustrators, including me, give a 2 minute inside story that illuminates something interesting about their newest books!
April 7-14 Kindling Words West. I am beyond excited to announce that I will be the artist in residence for the entire week of Kindling Words West, a one week retreat for published authors and illustrators, held this year at the Whidbey Institute on Whidbey Island, Washington.
If you are able to join me at any of these events, please be sure to let me know!