A Sad Day

I am sad to report that after eight happy years, Candlewick is finally putting ALPHAOOPS: THE DAY Z WENT FIRST out of print in hardcover. There are only about 50 left in existence — if you’ve ever wanted one–for you or as a gift for a friend — now’s the time to pick one up. You guys get whatever…

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AlphaOops in the Post-Tribune

Yes, I know, I’ve been remiss about blogging. (Being sick just kind of saps the desire to remind the world (and my mother) how awesome I’m not feeling.) So here’s a lovely tidbit to share: AlphaOops: The Day Z Went First was mentioned in the Chicago Post-Tribune earlier this week. Can you believe it originally came out SEVEN YEARS…

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Pics from New York Comic Con

I leave for the Waterworld Mermaid Writing Retreat in Ocean City, MD tomorrow — I am GOING TO FINISH THIS NOVEL REVISION by next week, no ifs, ands, or buts. (Unless I need them in a paragraph.) But I’ve come up for air after packing (…again…) to post my lovely pics from NYCC. As always, I wish there were…

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My NY Comic Con Schedule

Stopping square in the middle of the HERO novel edit to go to NY today. NY Comic Con, here I come! If you’ve downloaded the NYCC app (which is a smart thing to do), I’m not actually listed. BUT YOU ALL KNOW WHERE TO FIND ME: At Janet Lee’s table in Artist Alley! I will be there for the…

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Busy Blood Moon

Hello, my lovelies! Returned from Baltimore Book Fest , wet and not unscathed — darn cold fingers and steel corset snaps! Pictures will be up…soonish (and not of the thumb injury, because I will not have you guys all freaking out on me again. Suffice it to say it’s bad). Came home to exhaustion and HERO’s edit letter, which…

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In Which AlphaOops TAKES OVER THE WORLD

Hello, everyone! You may remember back a few weeks ago, when I mentioned that a friend had emailed me, congratulating me on AlphaOops: The Day Z Went First having a cameo in The Smurfs Movie. Sure enough, my cousin Jamie (who had the DVD on hand) took a screen shot for me — there is is, front and center!…

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V.I.P. TODAY

I should really mention that there is a VERY IMPORTANT PAPERBACK out today. AlphaOops: The Day Z Went First is now available in paperback for the very first time anywhere! I’m so very honored, because 1.) you have to be a Very Important picture book for your publisher to release you into paperback and 2.) this is the very…

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AlphaOops: IN A MUSEUM

From TimeOut Chicago Kids: It’s no secret that children’s books contain some of the world’s finest art. The illustrations and paintings might not hang next to Seurat, Degas or O’Keefe, but this summer they’re darn close, thanks to a nifty new exhibit at the Art Institute of Chicago: “Told and Retold.” Located in the Art Institute of Chicago’s always-free…

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Lunch Money @ CCPL

If you have children and don’t know about the band Lunch Money, you should really get on that. Here’s a video I took of Lunch Money performing “Going to the Library” at the Charleston Public Library on May 30th. It was so awesome to finally see them play LIVE!!

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