Greg and I signed a contract this week with Dutton Children's Books for a humorous holiday picture book, tentatively titled Santa and the Snorklepuss. We're not sure yet on the publication date, but we're thrilled that Steve Bjorkman has already agreed to illustrate the story.
This soon-to-be published manuscript represents the first book Greg and I have co-authored, and it also will be his first picture book.
In addition, I got word today that Tantalize, my upcoming gothic fantasy YA, has been slated for August 2007, just in time for Halloween. The novel will be published by Candlewick, and the revision process has been the subject of many a spookycyn post.
An Interview with Doug Whiteman, publisher of Penguin Young Readers Group, from childrensillustrators.com.
"Bibliography, Biology, Biopsy-What?" by Katie Clark, in the Writing Nonfiction section of Writing Tips from the Institute of Children's Literature. See also "Making the Writing Better: Cutting Pages, Paragraphs, Lines and Words" by Gail Martini-Peterson, in the Work Habits section of ICL Writer's Support.