It’s Nice to Be Represented

InkWell Management     I’m really pleased to announce that I now have a literary agent to help guide my career, the exceptionally professional and wonderfully warm Kimberly Witherspoon of Inkwell Management. We’re working on a very exciting project together, which I’ll explain as it progresses.

     You can learn more about Inkwell here. They’ve got wonderful agents and great books. Pick up some of their work and see for yourself.

What I’m Reading — Albeit Slowly

The Last Olympian     It just came out Tuesday and, so far, it’s a really fun read. I’m a little more than 100 pages into The Last Olympian, the final book in the Percy Jackson & the Olympians series, written by Rick Riordan. My daughter and I have enjoyed reading the series together, and this one looks like it’ll be action-packed.

     I’m taking a lot longer to read this one than I had the others because, happily, I’m under deadline, but I’m sure I’ll finish it soon and enjoy it as much as the rest.

The Graveyard Book   Another book which I just loved and read, oh, probably six months ago now, was The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman. It won the John Newbery Medal, the most prestigious writing award for American children’s literature. Such a strange and fantastical and gripping story! A feature film of another of his books, Coraline, is out in theaters now, so those who aren’t familiar with his fabulous stories can become so.

     If you like contemporary children’s literature, you can’t go wrong with these!

Celebrate Children’s Book Week

Monster Isle     Children’s Book Week is about celebrating children’s literature and the marvelous effect it can have in the life of a child.

     One very exciting event for kids is happening this Tuesday, May 12th, from 6 – 8 p.m. at the South Milwaukee Public Library. Kids and their parents can meet talented illustrators Jeff Miracola, who’s also my hubby and illustrator of Welcome to Monster Isle, and the very friendly Carol Schwartz. Readers can also chat up authors Janet Halfmann and Gibbs Davis.

     The event is put on by South Milwaukee Public Schools, the library, and the Wisconsin Chapter of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. You can find more information here.

     Come on down and bring the kiddies! Everyone will be happy to see you!