I can’t believe it–the cover for my first picture book, Journey, is here! (The full title of the book is Journey: Based on the True Story of OR7, the Most Famous Wolf in the West, but in the name of brevity, I’ll call it Journey!) I’m so grateful to Robin James for her beautiful illustrations. (If you want to see more by Robin, check out Alaska’s Dog Heroes, here.) The publisher chose this illustration for the cover because it captures the wolf’s hesitation as he looks back, before setting forth on his incredible odyssey.
Following is the text of an essay I wrote for my agent’s website, which you can also view on the Storm Literary Agency site.
My amazing agent, Essie White of Storm Literary Agency, has sold my first picture book manuscript to Sasquatch Books! After a few weeks of paperwork, I’ve signed the contract and it’s finally official! I don’t know how much detail I can go into yet, but the picture at left is a clue. The publisher has hired a fabulous illustrator, and the tentative pub date is fall 2016. I’m so excited!
If it feels like story time is on repeat (The Very Hungry Caterpillar, again?) at your house, it could be time for a reboot. These ten fantastic new books for ages 3 to 11 will give your kiddos’ bookshelf a fresh new attitude—and make you look forward to reading aloud with the littles.
Flip through the slideshow to discover your newest bedtime(or anytime) classic.