I haven't been in Blogland lately due to having been sucked into the unanticipated vortex that is the world of O-My-Gosh-I-Have-A-Book-Published! I most certainly am not complaining, but I am dismayed at having neglected my blog friends--both followed and following!
So in an attempt to catch up just a bit, I going to try and kill a few birds with one stone, so to speak (not to worry, Henny, it's just a turn of phrase ;))
First up is this week's post for Illustration Friday's topic, "Natural." I can't help but show this spread from Henny, since she does try so very hard to do so . . .
Now for some book shenanigans:
Henny and I have had much excitement since her release in early January. At every turn, there seems to be more and more to do!
Here are some highlights:
--Henny and I were thrilled to be featured on Julie Danielson's blog, Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast. Have a click and you can see some of my daily sketchbook work, as well as some crowing about Henny :)
--Being asked to be interviewed by The Busy Librarian, Matthew Winner, on his "Let's Get Busy" podcast. If you have a minute or two, give a listen. Matthew is a wonderful interviewer and die-hard advocate for kidlit! You can find Henny and me on Episode #37 .
--I was asked to serve on a panel for an American Librarian Association's Booklist Webinar featuring four debut authors (This involved a 10 minute talk with a PowerPoint presentation. Yikes!).
--I was honored to be asked to be a "SCBWI Success Story" panelist at our recent SCBWIWWA conference. The conference, as usual, was a blast!
--Having story time and book-signing gigs at the following fabulous independent bookstores:
Secret Garden Books Seattle WA
Parkplace Books Kirkland WA
Green Bean Books Portland OR
Dolphin Books Port Washington NY
Books of Wonder NYC
This is the adorable diorama made in honor of Henny by the wonderful booksellers at
Green Bean Books in Portland, OR!
Henny in the window at The Corner Bookstore in Manhattan!
Next up: Henny and I are so honored to have been invited to The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art for their Special Storytime!! We will be winging our to Amherst, MA on May 3rd at 2 p.m., so if you are in the area, stop by and say hello! Here are the details: http://www.hbook.com/calendar/elizabeth-rose-stanton-carle-museum/#_
There's much more coming up, but I'll save it for another post--which I will do soon!
Meanwhile, I'm working away at my next book, Peddles, so stay tuned for updates!
Thanks, as ever, for stopping by. I appreciate you all!