Wednesday, November 28, 2012

I'm the Map

It's a week of waiting-for-okays and working-on-maps.
And I can't get this song out of my head...

In other news,  I'll be signing copies of Sled Ride at the C.H. Booth Library in Newtown, Connecticut this Saturday from 10 am to noon. (More info here.) Hope you'll stop by!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Launch Party Fun

This past weekend's launch party was a blast! Author Rebecca Rule and I read, showed art, and met tons of nice people who came out to enjoy the day at the New Hampshire Farm Museum.

I thought I'd get a chance to take more pictures, but we were too busy signing books! (My favorite was the little boy who asked his mother, "Mommy, why does she get to write in the book?" Too funny!)

Here are more great pictures of the day...

Friday, November 9, 2012

Book Birthday!

Today is release day for The Iciest, Diciest Scariest Sled Ride Ever! I'm heading up to New Hampshire for tomorrow's launch party at the New Hampshire Farm Museum in Milton, NH, from 1-3 pm. (Here's more info.)

And... Paricon Sleds has donated this very cool Flexible Flyer sled to raffle off! Fun stuff. I hope you'll join us!


Thursday, November 8, 2012

Books & Storms & Stuff

Lots of exciting projects in the works here. (Hint: more books!) Some fun maps, too.

We were very fortunate during Hurricane Sandy, and only lost power for one day. (Unlike the two storms last year.) Most of town was out for more than a week. Even so, we had nothing like the damage along the coast, New York & New Jersey. Just devastating.

Below are some of the ominous looking trees that thankfully didn't fall on our house. (It was a different, scary tree story all around the area.) Here's the sky the morning after the storm:

And then we woke up to 8 inches of snow this morning. Which is pretty. (But maybe not so early in the season.)

Gotta love a bunch of cords of firewood, though.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Book Trailers, Launch Parties, & More

The wonderful folks at Islandport Press made a book trailer for Sled Ride! I'm so impressed with the amount of care and attention they give their books. Take a look:

Also, if you're around on November 10th, I hope you'll join me and author Becky Rule for the book launch party at the New Hampshire Farm Museum in Milton, NH. There will be treats! And the world's longest sled! (Can't wait to see that.) It will be a ton of fun. More details here...

And finally, here's another lovely review over at Waking Brain Cells. Yay!