The ARC, celebratory flowers from hubby, and a lovely note from the team at Charlesbridge. Opening a package from your publishing company is a complete treat. Especially when you have an idea the package might contain the Advanced Reader Copy (ARC) from your latest book. It did and I am over the moon about this… Read more »
About the Books
Many thanks to my friend, Nancy Castaldo, for hosting the cover reveal of STRETCH TO THE SUN on her blog, Naturally Speaking. Nancy is a multi-award winning author of middle grade and early reader nonfiction and activity books. She’s also an environmental educator, naturalist, and photographer. In fact, many of her photographs are used in… Read more »
Opening the first box of new books! Delicious!
I love learning about animals and how they navigate their often harsh existence. Maybe that’s why I chose animal adaptation for the topics of my first two books (A Warm Winter Tail and A Cool Summer Tail due out mid-February). This video clip shows a red fox catching mice that are buried under feet of snow!! How cool… Read more »
There is nothing quite like receiving an advanced reader copy of your own book. I wish these moments upon every creative person out there. Opening that package from Sylvan Dell Publishing was a true highlight. The amazing Christina Wald brought to life the summer worlds of many of the same animals as in A Warm… Read more »
Cool gold seal! I used to say nothing exciting happens on a Friday in the children’s book industry, but I’ve had to change my tune. I found out about winning a WOOP grant on a recent Friday (WOOP, WOOP!) and this past Friday, I learned about A Warm Winter Tail winning a Gelett Burgess Award! Here’s the description… Read more »
The Michigan Reading Association (MRA) has selected 40 children’s and YA books written by Michigan authors to be part of the 2013/2014 Great Lakes Great Reads promotion. A Warm Winter Tail is one of 8 selected for the K-1st grade division. Children across Michigan will read each story and vote on their favorite. Winners will… Read more »
On a blustery October 14th afternoon, a small but enthusiastic group of friends, family, and new supporters helped launch A Warm Winter Tail into the world. We had a short presentation, treats, “Pin the Fox Tail on the Fox” game, a craft project, and signing time. Thanks, everyone, for sharing the moment!
Christina Wald, the amazing illustrator of this book, created and produced our book trailer. Isn’t she something? Check her out at www.christinawald.com.