Friday, October 31, 2008

In Honor Of Halloween....

Back in June when I had a chance to go to the ALA conference, I was lucky enough to have dinner with my editor, my agent and another author, Brian Lies. (Yes, isn't that a terrific name for an author! Lucky!)

Brian is one of those guys who knows something about everything and makes a fascinating dinner companion. Especially since I can get a little shy at those sorts of things, so all I had to do was sit back and listen (and try not to put my foot in my mouth when I did talk.)

Anyway, Brian is also the author and illustrator of the rollicking, hilarious, and brilliant BATS IN THE LIBRARY. (And you don't have to take my word for it, it's been on the NY Times Bestseller List for over seven weeks!) If you haven't already, take the time to check it out. The illustrations are breathtaking, full of humor and detail and the kind you could sit and absorb for hours. It's the perfect Halloween treat for any young readers you know. They might even share their candy with you while you read it to them!

Happy Halloween!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

TatSoO Ships Early!

Hello, remember me? I have been gone a long, long time, so I don't blame you if you don't.

I’m really sorry. I keep vowing not to do that, and then…I do that. The good news is I've been writing, writing, and writing, busily working away on revisions to the first Nathaniel Fludd, Beastologist book (The Flight of the Pheonix) and frantically working away at the third Theodosia book, (Theodosia and the Knights of Horus.)

Also, that part time job I loved? I ended up having to quit due to time constraints (that and the fact that my back hated it) so I should be better about blogging here. (Okay, stop laughing!)

Also, for those of you who've been eagerly awaiting the next book, THEODOSIA AND THE STAFF OF OSIRIS shipped four weeks early and is in stores now, so you don't have to wait until November 10. And if you're hungry for a teaser, I just posted a first chapter excerpt on the Theodosia blog. Check it out!

And my sincere thanks to all of you who keep checking back here. I'll try to be more deserving of your loyalty in the future.