Misa Saburi and I have another picture book coming in 2021!
Here’s a funny thing about publishing (and anyone in the business can tell you their own story about it): it’s nothing if not surprising. After a couple of years with no new deal announcements, now I have three within a few weeks.
I’m very pleased to have two picture books on the way with Godwin Books and another middle grade coming from Capstone. I posted the announcement for GREEN MACHINE: THE FOOD ENERGY CYCLE earlier, and here are the announcements for the other two.
I’m so happy to announce that my first nonfiction picture book, GREEN MACHINE: THE FOOD ENERGY CYCLE, illustrated by Christophe Jacques, will be published by Holt/Godwin Books in winter 2020. It’s a rhyming ode to anaerobic digestion, and if you don’t think that sounds like fun, then you haven’t been to visit a farm’s anaerobic digester in the middle of January in northern New York.
What is anaerobic digestion? Short answer: a great way to make energy from organic matter like food & manure. See–fun! I’ll post more as the book’s production progresses.
I can’t wait to see Christophe Jacques’s art for this book. You can see his portfolio here. Super fun retro-modern, super kid-friendly.
Casey Lyall, author of Howard Wallace, P.I. and member of the stupendous Kick-Butt Kidlit team, invited me (after I begged her to) to answer a few questions about How to Stage a Catastrophe and other butt-kicking subjects. Thanks, Casey!
My good friend and colleague Angela Newman interviews me about HOW TO STAGE A CATASTROPHE and other writerly things on her blog.
HOW TO STAGE A CATASTROPHE is a School Library Journal Spring/Summer 2017 Sneak Peek pick! Download the whole list to see over 150 anticipated children’s/YA titles in all categories.
We’re getting closer to April 1! If you’re hoping to get your hands on an advance copy of How to Stage a Catastrophe before the official publication date, here’s your chance: 10 ARCs are up for grabs on Goodreads.