Happy fall! I’ve been working hard, mostly on school and family stuff, though. After sending four projects out into the world this summer . . .
Thanks, Tennessee. Great list!
Thanks, North Carolina readers! Check out the awesome book company it gets to rub elbows with this next coming year in NC!
Super delighted that Junior Library Guild picked up GLOW for their spring “nonfiction early elementary” list. As a school librarian, I know lots of folks who use Junior Library Guild for building their library collections and ensuring they don’t miss positively-reviewed books. Also, bonus: they send you a nifty certificate and pin! :)
“Mysterious and sculptural, the creatures in this arresting book are, in the oldest and best sense of the phrase, totally awesome.”
Our local entertainment publication, Volume One, interviewed me recently about GLOW. Read it here!
GLOW is out in the world today! If you know a reader who who likes the weird, beautiful, and amazing in nature, please point them in the direction of GLOW.
To celebrate today, I thought I’d share some lessons I’ve learned from writing the book . . .
GLOW is in bookstores one week from today!
This week’s video is a TED talk on bioluminescence by world-renowned marine biologist Edith Widder . . .
GLOW comes out TWO weeks from today! On these Tuesdays leading up to its release, I’m sharing You Tube videos of some of the animals in the book. This video features several. Enjoy the light show!
GLOW comes out three weeks from today! On these Tuesdays leading up to its release, I’m sharing You Tube videos of some of the animals in the book. Here are angler fish in all their creepy glory–enjoy!
GLOW comes out four weeks from today! On these Tuesdays leading up to its release, I thought I’d share some video clips of the animals in the book. Because they’re . . . AMAZING.
Today’s is the Atolla jellyfish . . .
As you may have heard around here, I have another book in the works: Glow: Animals with Their Own Night-Lights! It’s a nonfiction picture book that’ll be in bookstores on January 5, 2016. And–how convenient!–I just updated its webpage, so you can read all about it.
I am still working away at GLOW revisions. I’m pretty sure that this 250-word manuscript has generated at least 25,000 words in rewrites and emails. I made this joke to my editor today . . .
Among other things, this week I pared back my online time; I’m trying to read some recent middle grade science fiction instead. (Love this kind of research!)
I’ve been quiet lately, with my head down working on revisions for MALCOLM UNDER THE STARS. But this weekend I got to step out of that revision cave for a while to pull out an old part of a project: the “dummy” manuscript I made for GLOW, my upcoming nonfiction picture book.