Thursday, February 21, 2013


I'm very happy to announce that I have a NEW two-book deal with Nancy Paulsen Books!

Yay, indeed!! 

2012 was an amazing year with the publication and warm reception of Little Dog Lost: 2012 Horn Book Fanfare, 2012 Bulletin Blue Ribbon, Eric Carle Museum 2012 Picture Book of Distinction, and 2013 Gryphon Honor Award.  I'm now working on the paintings for my next picture book, Beatrice and Bear, due out spring 2014 (more about that on future posts!)

So it makes me SO happy to share the amazing news that I will continue to work with editor Nancy Paulsen, art director Cecilia Yung, and book designer Marikka Tamura on two more picture books!  I couldn't have asked for a better team!

And, of course, a HUGE thank you to my fantastic literary agent, Teresa Kietlinski from Prospect Agency!

Estou super animada de anunciar que tenho um novo contrato de 2 livros infantis com Nancy Paulsen Books!

2012 foi um ano incrível com o lançamento de Little Dog Lost e sua muito carinhosa recepção.  Estou trabalhando agora no meu próximo livro, Beatrice and Bear, a ser publicado na primavera de 2014 (mais detalhes seguirão em futuros posts!)

Por isso alegra-me muito compartilhar a notícia que vou continuar trabalhando com a editora Nancy Paulsen, diretora de arte Cecilia Young e designer Marikka Tamura em mais dois livros infantis! Melhor equipe não existe!

E, claro, um IMENSO obrigado a minha fantástica agente literária Teresa Kietlinski da Prospect Agency!


  1. I'm THRILLED for you Monica!! It couldn't happen to a more wonderful person and such an amazingly talented illustrator. You rock!! I can't wait to buy your next two books. : ) YAYYYYY!!!! : )

  2. My goodness Mon!!! This is fantastic!! I couldn't be happier for you my sweet friend.. You deserve all these books! I'm going to start my Mon Carnesi personal collection! Woohoo!! :oD

  3. That is such fabulous news!! Congratulations!

  4. Bernadette e CarlosFebruary 25, 2013 at 8:47 AM

    Estamos super, super felizes e orgulhosos !!!!!!!

  5. Congratulations! That's wonderful, wonderful news. I always dance when other people have good publishing news. :-) So you can picture me dancing in my small bedroom. :-)