Thursday, April 12, 2007


It turns out that the launch party Houghton Mifflin and Storyopolis threw for Miss Theodosia and I was covered in the Publisher's Weekly online Newsletter, Children's Bookshelf! Too cool!

Of course, just to keep me humble, PW misspelled my name. Robin LaRevers--which sounds like something Scooby Doo would say, don't you think? But that's okay. I'm still wildly happy about the mention.

The only downside to all this? All this happy news is just a teensy bit distracting and making it hard to focus on finishing Theodosia Two, but I'm getting there! 40,000 words and counting. And whle that might sound like a lot, the first book clocked in at 70,000 words, so I have a ways to go. But I have all the hard parts figured out and now I'm working on the fun magic stuff.


Alyssa Goodnight said...

The book looks awesome! Congrats on the stellar reviews! I need to order my copy!

(Heard about it via The Cherries)

Robin L said...

Welcome, Alyssa! I hope you enjoy the book.

And those Cherries, they are very good at getting the word out. ;-)

dee said...

No more time for anything else except writing the next Theo book, ok? I have fans here, usually crawling into my bed VERY early in the morning, waiting for your next book, but happily listening to another chapter of Theo until it the new one is released!
And CONGRATS on that PW mention. Very cool, you!

Sheri said...

Robin--what can I say? It is all so great. Maybe when you are done with Theo you could look at a sequel to Falcon? I love that book..... I know, I know--one book at a time! Hugs!

Louisa said...

Just wanted to say thanks for the lovely book. Our fourth grader and seventh grader are reading it aloud to the little kid, and I take a turn, too. It's great fun, they love Theo--no matter how they mispronounce her name--and Sticky Will and now Henry and the whole secret project. Can't wait for tonight's chapters.

And, just wanted to say how much I LOVE the dust jacket art. It is so beautiful and so appropriate. I am glad that you are letting us know Tanaka's other work, too.