A quick update for April – not because nothing happened during April, but because I’ve been so busy planning May that I’m hoping you’ll come back here tomorrow and read lots of what I have to say.
So quickly, here’s my April news.
The month started strongly, with author Katie Hines interviewing me on her blog on April 1. You can read the interview by clicking on the link.
Soon afterwards, I had an email from Walker Books advising me that they will be publishing my second verse novel, Toppling, in the first half of 2010. Walker have been so wonderful to work with during the publication process for my first verse novel, that I am just rapt that I’ll be working with them again.
During April I did the final proofread and tweaking on my picture book, Snowy’s Christmas, which will be published by Random House in November. This has been so much fun to work on, with the illustrator, David Murphy, being my brother in law. I can’t wait to see it in print – and has just, in fact, gone tot he printers.
Also in April, I managed to get some work done on my works in progress – a new novel for upper primary, a nonfiction book for adults, which is still in the planning stages but is getting closer, lots of poems and more.
But a large part of April was spent on planning May. Tomorrow, May 1, marks the release of Pearl Verses the World, and in lieu of a launch I am planning a whole month of celebrations here on this blog and around the internet. There’s a blog tour, a poetry challenge, guest bloggers and more. More will be revealed tomorrow – so stop by then and see what’s going on.