Saturday, July 30, 2011

PNLA Conference in Spokane -- Aug. 3, 2011

Please join me, Claire Rudolf Murphy and Kenn Nesbitt at the PNLA Conference at Spokane's Doubletree Hotel, downtown, at 1:00 pm! We'll be discussing the path to reluctant readers via three distinct avenues -- weird nonfiction (me), innovative history (Claire) and humor (Kenn). For more information, click HERE.

Friday, July 29, 2011

In Search of Sasquatch... only weeks from publication. Okay, more like months (October 2011), but only two months and I'm so excited. Working with Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and my amazing editor Erica was such a treat. And the book we created is pretty amazing, too. I worked really hard on the research and I feel it represents the strongest evidence that Sasquatch may be real.

I'm not saying he IS real. I didn't not find PROOF in my research. That doesn't mean it's not out there. It just means I was unable to find proof beyond dispute. But the evidence is impressive and I did map out many of those details carefully. So I hope people really like the book -- especially kids.

I also hope I'll get to write IN SEARCH OF SEA MONSTERS as a follow up, but that depends on how well IN SEARCH OF SASQUATCH does. So time will tell. But I hope ALIEN INVESTIGATION, from Lerner/Millbrook and HATCHLINGS: A LIFE SIZE LOOK AT BABY DINOSAURS, from Running Press will tide you over for 2012. More about those, soon.

On to the next projects...assuming they sell. Jill and Ronnie at the Herman Agency are THE best, so I'm betting they will. But I'll keep you posted here!