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August 22, 2016

On my desk monday

Eeks! I received a final copy of the novel!!! It's a real book now:

the finished book with tear-worthy note from my editor/childhood friend Alvina, whom readers may know as Melody from Year of the Dog!
Yes, not just an advanced reading copy but a REAL book! With the color illustrations inside:




the color type decorations:

and the two color chapter headers:


Is it vain to say that I am so proud?  I feel like this book has been a such marathon of work and emotion, to see the finish line is just so...satisfying. I can't help feel like it's something to celebrate!


Please come celebrate with me! I have a pre-order campaign going on now--you get an exclusive "cut" story when you pre-order from my launch store (and your book will be autographed, too), as well as the actual Book Launch party itself (Sat, Oct 8th at Porter Square Books! Save the date!). I'll be announcing all my special plans (gift bags! grand prizes!) for the party later this week...stay tuned!


August 17, 2016

Pre-order "When the Sea Turned to Silver" and get...

an exclusively printed and illustrated "deleted" story from the book!!

In When the Sea Turned to Silver,  I had to cut out a story which I loved. While it just wasn't needed for the book, I still wanted to share it with you. So, I am creating brand-new illustrations for the story and going to make it into little book of its own...for you!

sneak preview of some of the art!

All you have to do is  pre-order When the Sea Turned to Silver  from my book launch store, Porter Square Books,  you will receive "The Story of the Stonecutter." It's a beautiful story--you're really not going to want to miss it!
The Old Man of the Moon makes a cameo!

The booklet is only available from me so this is only while supples last... PRE-ORDER NOW!  Hurry, hurry!








August 15, 2016

on my desk monday



I have a drawing board for my desk-- a real one that slants and everything. I don't know why I never had one before. But my back and neck are thanking me.

What am I drawing on my brand-new boards? Well, it's art that will be for my pre-order goody which I will tell you about soon...stay tuned!