Friday, March 26, 2010


Anyone who knows me knows I love a good book trailer as much as I love mid-day snack foods. That's why I have to link up to this hysterical clip for Donna Gephart's new book, "How To Survive Middle School". A great review for the book was just online from PW Children's Bookshelf. Check the video out and if you have a pair of parachute pants hanging around - now's the time to wear them again. (If you don't know what parachute pants are - just be thankful you avoided another fashion disaster!)

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Milo's New Cover

I can't believe the amount of time that has elapsed since my last post. Can I write it off to the slumping economy? Global warming? Canada beating USA in the gold medal hockey game? (and with that sentence I think I just admitted that yes, I am finally adjusting to life in Canada!)

Many new things to write about but for now I just want to SHOW OFF the brand new cover for Milo. Oh, and the title now officially is: Milo: Sticky Notes & Brain Freeze. (My giddy ego loves that the book is already up for pre-order on Amazon - reminding me it's really getting published.)

I love the simplicity of the letters and how the solid color background makes my characters pop. And we worked long and hrad to get Milo's expression just right. Karin Paprocki, Art Impressario of Team Milo, really worked overtime to get the cover perfect and I can only boast (yet again) of the wonderful collaboration going on between me and my editors at Aladdin. Thanks Liesa and Karin!

So, what do you guys think of the cover? I'd love to hear some unbiased long as it's all glowing!!!!