February 19, 2009

A real book...

Yes... the waiting is nearly over. My long awaited picturebook has finally arrived... at least the advance copy has. It's always like magic to finally hold that real book.

After all the imagining... it really does arrive. Unexpected.. unannounced... but not for long.

The FedEx package appeared on the porch. I knew this had to be it. Of course one is afraid to open such a package after all the years of expectation. Bravely, I went ahead and opened the package. Gladly, I was not disappointed.

And so soon, we hope, the world might take a little notice of my new book, 'Cromwell Dixon's Sky-Cycle'. Due out in May.

I read on a Putnam PDF that authors are supposed to blog about 3 times a month about their book. So you'll be hearing more about this all from moi.

15 comments:

Christiane said...

Congrats on your new book! Looks fantastic.
So, 3 blog entries per month for every book? I've never heard of that, will keep it in mind...;o)

Jennifer said...

How exciting, John! Congratulations! :-)

Loreen Leedy said...

The jacket is outstanding. By all means tell people about it... a little behind the scenes stuff, problems that came up (and how you solved them)... the story behind the story. And what the book itself is about, of course!

Celeste said...

Hooray! Exciting! :o)

Anonymous said...

Looks like a fantastic book John! Would love to hear more about the process too.

Joan

Phyllis Harris said...

Congratulations, John! I can't wait to get my copy! If there is any way I can get a signed copy please let me know. Thanks!

Marilee said...

Congratulations, John! I like how you made it look so magical and mysterious in that first pix!

Kristi Valiant said...

Congrats! Wow - it looks wonderful. I'll be checking for it at bookstores.

J. E. Morris said...

Congratulations! The cover looks great.

ChatRabbit said...

It looks amazing John- congrats on finally getting to hold your baby!

Kim said...

All those hours of hard work and imagination right there to hold in your hand! Congratulations and thanks for the sneak preview. Can't wait for that first time I come across it in a shop and recognize it. I've been collecting children's illustrated books since college. The best thing about books like yours is that they will become well-loved by the families that read them. Wishing your latest publication lots of love from your audience.
-Kim

natural attrill said...

The cover looks great!
Penny.

June said...

Wow John, I recall when you first had the idea for this book, and in a few months it will be available in the shops for us to buy!
Doesn't time fly.... almost as fast as Cromwell Dixon's Sky-Cycle!
Congratulations :o)

cathyjune said...

The cover is beautiful... it has my curiosity. Contrats!

Paige Keiser said...

Congratulations John! I can't wait to see it.