Tuesday, September 27, 2016

one more week!

When the Sea Turned to Silver hits the bookstore shelves in one more week!!!  While you wait, you can watch this booktrailer!

Please come help me celebrate the book's release at Porter Square Books on Oct. 8th or at one of my other events (I'm traveling to California to TX and to IL)!  I hope to see you!

Oh, and there's still time to pre-order and get one of those exclusive "cut" story booklets!  You really don't want to miss that!

Monday, September 26, 2016

on my desk monday

Because of the new book, my schedule is packed this fall (come see me at an event near you!) and I'm not going to be home on election day! But I'm still going to try to do my civic duty and am applying for an absentee ballot! It's a pretty easy thing to do, so if you are going to be away from home on election day, you should do it, too!

Monday, September 19, 2016

on my desk monday

On Saturday a box arrived at my doorstep with the exclusive "deleted" story booklets:

These are the booklets I made as part of my pre-order promotion.  I specially illustrated, "The Story of the Stonecutter" (one of the stories I cut out of my book) and had it designed and printed. If you pre-order  When the Sea Turned to Silver from my book party store, you get one! And, I think they are worth getting (if I do say so myself)!  They printed beautifully:

Don't you want one? It's a collector's item! An added bonus to share with students! All you have to do is  pre-order the book! And don't forget to come to the party, you can win an original piece of art from this booklet

Monday, September 5, 2016

on my desk monday

Even though I was officially on vacation on the Cape, I still had to bring work:

The picture book is coming along and I am excited about this new direction, but it is slow going. I admit, it was made slower by the calls of the beach,

where Rain Dragon and I created art of another sort:

shell castle
sand ducks and hummingbird
And the discovery of the first autumn leaf:

Summer is over.

I'm glad, even though I had to neglect the drawing table, to enjoy some of it.