SO cool! I received a GoogleAlert last night saying that Sherry Hess, a librarian from the Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library chose WHATEVER COMES TOMORROW as her “Book of the Week” and highlighted it on the local news! You can watch the TV segment here!
Maybe it sounds cheesy, but there’s just something so incredible about seeing a piece of art you created out in the world, being appreciated by others and maybe (hopefully) doing some good.
IT’S COVER REVEAL DAY! I totally wasn’t expecting to be able to do this so soon, but I got the green light from my publisher, so… TADA! My next picture book will be AFIKOMAN, WHERE’D YOU GO? A Passover Hide-And Seek Adventure, illustrated by the fantastic Noa Kelner! It will be arriving on bookshelves 2/13/24 from Penguin Random House/Rocky Pond!
Think Where’s Waldo meets The Gingerbread Man! It’s a fast paced hide-and-seek romp (in rhyme, naturally!), starring a sneaky piece of matzah on the run and a group of kids who will not quit until he’s brought back to the seder table! Readers get in on the action by trying to find Afikoman hidden on each page.
I’ve been a member of the 12×12 Challenge Writing Community for 7 years. It is a fantastic and HUGE group of picture books writers who aim to write 12 picture book manuscripts in 12 months, but it is FAR more than that for me (In fact, I have NEVER once come close to writing that much in a year!) But the group has been my family since I started on this journey, offering help and support 24/7. So it was an honor to be selected as this month’s Featured Author! You can read my blog post HERE: https://tinyurl.com/7nm92784 where I chat about how a small shift in attitude really changed everything for my career.
If you can’t stop the rain, join it, amiright?! Once again, BRAINSTORM hat for the win! What a fabulous (albeit wet!) day at the Westchester Children’s Book Festival for Young Readers! I loved seeing so many fellow author friends and chatting with kids about my books! Amazed at the turnout given that it poured ALL. DAY. LONG! Those Westchester people obviously LOVE their books (and we love them!)!
TUESDAY, JUNE 8, 2023
Author Visit at Tuscan Elementary School
SATURDAY, SEPT. 23, 2023
10AM-4PM Rye Children’s Book Festival
Westchester Children’s Museum
100 Playland Pkwy
SUNDAY, OCT. 1, 2023
11AM-3PM Maplewood/South Orange Children’s Book Festival
60 Woodland Rd
Maplewood, NJ SATURDAY, OCT. 7, 2023 11AM-4PM Warwick Children’s Book Festival