Sample Page

This is just one of the page layout samples that were presented to us at our meeting last week. We will be getting the dust jacket and the interior front and back spreads to look at next week. How exciting.

Our puppy beans is doing great. I'm getting a foster puppy tonight or tomorrow (just for a bit while it's "real" foster mom is on vacation).

Izzy and Logan got their report cards. Logan got all As and one B, Izzy got all As. I'm pleased!!

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Font Conference

This is a super funny and clever video that one of my writing pals sent to me. It's about 2-3 minutes long, but so worth it! Here is the link:

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Great Meeting!

We met with our publisher and editor yesterday to go over some of the cover and interior layouts that the graphic designer had put together. We loved almost every page presented, so ended up piecemealing it all together to get a great layout.

We also decided to postpone the release date from December 2008, to January 2009 in order to broaden and lengthen our window of opportunity for awards. I had never considered this, but our publisher and editor both feel strongly about it, and also believe in our book and feel we could actually win an award or two.

Our editor wants to see if Robert would be interested in doing more illustrating for their publishing house. So...I'll approach that issue with him soon.

We got a new puppy a few weeks ago, and he has been such a great addition to our family. He's only 9 weeks old now, but seems like he's been with us forever. He fits our family like a glove.

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