Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Book Launch Party!

Last week, on Wednesday January 25th, the second anniversary of Baltic's rescue, The Free Library of Philadelphia hosted the Book Launch party for Little Dog Lost.  Just look at the wonderful cake!

It was a fantastic event: among many other guests two kindergarten classes from Russell Byers Charter School came for the book reading and party.  What a great audience!  Also attending were my agent, Teresa Kietlinski from Prospect Agency, and from Penguin Young Readers Group my editor Nancy Paulsen, art director Cecilia Yung, and book designer Marikka Tamura.  What a thrill it was to all be together on this special day!

The following day Publisher's Weekly mentioned the launch party in its In Brief: January 26!

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Illustration Friday | Twirl and Forward

I don't know about you, but I'm looking forward to the Olympic Games this summer!  

Não sei se você sente o mesmo, mas estou ansiosa para os Jogos Olímpicos em julho!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Pub Date is Today!

What a day! 

Little Dog Lost: The True Story of a Brave Dog Named Baltic was released today.

And....Horn Book picked it for its Review of the Week.

And....author Cynthia Leitich Smith posted an interview with me in her wonderful blog Cynsations.

I'm practically speechless.  What a great way to start the year!  Thank you all for your support and friendship.  I hope 2012 is off to a good start for you too!

By the way, if you're wondering about the cute Baltic sock dog, it was made by the talented Stacey Hsu of Original Sock Dogs.