I tried to make a video about what it’s like to be working on my upcoming books with my editor, Kathy Dawson. It’s 40 seconds long. I think you’ll like it. (If you can’t see the video, go to my Blog Actual.)
To make up for my recent lack of posting — and to celebrate Bitterblue being named a New York Times Book Review Notable Children’s Book of 2012 — this post will be about something :). Disclaimer: All the photos in this post are of my own work and are owned by me. If you use… Read more »
Over the weekend I visited the NAIBA conference in Arlington, VA, to accept an award for Bitterblue along with Ian Schoenherr. Ian is the fellow responsible for the beautiful illustrations and decorations in Bitterblue: the chapter and part openings, the title page, the endpapers, the maps, the bridges, etc. Ian and I had some trouble… Read more »
Congratulations to Kathy Dawson, my darling editor, who will be starting her own imprint at Penguin in winter 2014. Kathy, I’m so happy for you, and so proud to be a part of this venture. You deserve it.
On the left is my stupendous agent, Faye Bender. On the right is my stupendous editor, Kathy Dawson. We are at the Penguin Young Readers Group cocktail party at the Top of the Standard, where the views are amazing. Hopefully I’ll have time to put together a little post of New York views. It was… Read more »
My editor has a particular Grace that I’m often aware of, but can never quite quantify. Here’s an example of how it manifests: I send her an email about how I cannot possibly write the book, the book is too much of a mess for me to wrap my head around, the book is eating… Read more »