Thursday, October 27, 2011

Hey! It's a Giveaway!

To celebrate the  release of Maggie & Oliver, I'm giving away two copies signed by me, the illustrator! Click on the link below to enter. The winners will be chosen on November 22nd.


    Goodreads Book Giveaway


        Maggie and Oliver or A Bone of One's Own by Valerie Hobbs



          Maggie and Oliver or A Bone of One's Own


          by Valerie Hobbs


            Giveaway ends November 22, 2011.

            See the giveaway details
            at Goodreads.




      Enter to win

(I'd pick the names out of a hat myself, but can't trust that my pup wouldn't eat them first. And who knows what the cats would do! Ahh... life with animals.)

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Box O' New Books!

Look what Mr. UPS guy delivered yesterday! Hardcover copies of Maggie and Oliver, or A Bone of One's Own! The official release date is in less than three weeks, on October 25!

Such fun to page through it...

The book is printed in a nice brownish ink, which fits the time period well, I think! Here are a few interior spreads...

While working on the endpapers, my editor and designer came up with the brilliant idea of having Maggie and Oliver separate on the front end... (See the girl and the dog close to the gutter?)

... and coming together on the back end, as they do in the story.

And it was a lovely surprise to see that they had taken one of interior spots...

... and embossed it on the hardcover of the book. Sweet detail!

I'll post more in the coming weeks, but for now, time for a great big Happy Dance!