What I’m Up To at Kirkus This Week

h1 May 17th, 2013 by jules

I’ve been chatting it up with people this week. Here’s the run-down:

I’ve always wanted to chat with picture book author Linda Ashman. Today, I get to. That link is here today.

Legend has it that Tom Jones—I’m sorry, but I just gotta post his picture now—passed out in the studio when hitting the final, dramatic note of “Thunderball” for the 1965 James Bond film of the same name. I sort of imagine author/illustrator Brian Floca similarly falling to the ground after having finished the artwork for Locomotive (coming from Atheneum this Fall), because it’s rather masterpiece’y. (That’s professional speak.) I won’t be at BEA this year, but I wrote about the book for Kirkus’ special BEA supplement (page 42!) in their current issue, and I chatted briefly with Brian about it. I’ll chat with him even longer in August and share some art then, too, from this beautiful piece of nonfiction.

Finally: Yesterday, I chatted with author Matthew Olshan and illustrator Sophie Blackall about The Mighty Lalouche, released by Schwartz & Wade this month. That Q&A is here, and next week I’ll have some of Sophie’s artwork, some sketches, and some of her research images.

Until later …

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5 comments to “What I’m Up To at Kirkus This Week”

  1. Just visited your blog after seeing a Facebook post by Jarrett Krosoczka mentioning your blog. Love it! Can’t find a place to subscribe to it, though.


  2. Holly: I’m sorry, but I think the RSS feed has been broken for …. well, forever? It’s been on my mental to-do list for a LONG time to get that fixed. Er. Sorry again!

    I’m not very savvy with that stuff. If I ever get it fixed, I’ll let you know. Thanks!


  3. How funny that you have this Tom Jones pic. He was in Portland this last week and at the radio station I listen to. Apparently he has a new stripped down album. Said it was more bluesy and that the blues has always been in his soul.


  4. GO, TOM!


  5. […] I love that you just compared part of your book to a song. When I wrote last year about Brian Floca’s Locomotive, I wrote that legend has it that Tom Jones passed out in the […]


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