Hi, all. I usually feature the work of others here at the ol’ blawg, but today I’m doing something a bit different.
As many of you know, I’ve finished up work on a book that I wrote with Betsy Bird and the late Peter D. Sieruta. It’s called Wild Things: Acts of Mischief in Children’s Literature. It will be published in August. Candlewick has made a press release for the book, which includes a Q&A with me and Betsy.
I shared this press release on Facebook and Twitter and other such wild and wacky social media-type places, and I don’t want to annoy the everlovin’ life out of everyone by going on and on about this book. But it occurred to me this week that I hadn’t shared the press release here at 7-Imp. So, that’s what I’m doing today.
It’s here in all its red and white glory.
All throughout the book, we will have cute, fluffy bunnies (you’ll understand why when you read the book), as seen above, and those were created by British illustrator David Roberts, who also did the cover art. (Do check out his website, if you’re so inclined, ’cause you’ll have fun.)
Our book’s “home” at bookselling websites (Indiebound, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and the like) already includes the nice author blurbs we have for the book. Here’s one example. (So surreal.)
Anyway. Just sharing. … Now, let’s get to kicks!
WILD THINGS!. Illustrations copyright © 2014 by David Roberts. Reproduced by permission of the publisher, Candlewick Press, Somerville, MA.
Note for any new readers: 7-Imp’s 7 Kicks is a weekly meeting ground for taking some time to reflect on Seven(ish) Exceptionally Fabulous, Beautiful, Interesting, Hilarious, or Otherwise Positive Noteworthy Things from the past week, whether book-related or not, that happened to you. New kickers are always welcome.
1) I spoke about the book in Huntsville this week for the Alabama American Library Association, and I really enjoyed the presentation and the people I met.
2) To-die-for Spring weather.
3) Season one of Orphan Black is a total kick.
4) I got caught up on blog-related email yesterday, though I’m still not fully done. This will probably last only a couple of days, but it feels good for now. (Most of these emails began with, “I’m so sorry it took forever to get back to you….”)
6) I’m in Knoxville today, having fun, which is another reason I kept today’s post short. I’m probably on a roller coaster as you’re reading this.
7) ROLLER COASTERS!
What are YOUR kicks this week?