It’s been a week of bookish news! Let’s start with POWER DOWN, LITTLE ROBOT which received its first review from Kirkus. First reviews are always nerve-wracking, so it’s a relief when the reviewers don’t hate it. Kirkus seemed to really like the illustrations (as do I!) and they said the book it will “earn fans of all youngsters who engage in bedtime battles.” You can read the full review here.
Also, guess what came in the mail today? A finished, hardcover copy of LITTLE ROBOT! I may have squealed a little when I opened the package. The illustrations are so pretty and colorful! I can’t believe it’s going to be in stores soon! (I tried to take a picture of the dog with my book, but for some reason she was scared of it. Clearly, she’s not the target demographic for this one.)
In other book news, thanks to my other publisher, Sourcebooks, there are currently 5 copies of THE GOSSIP FILE (Dirt Diary Book 3) up for grabs on Goodreads.
And, in case I haven’t mentioned it here yet, I’m planning a launch party for THE GOSSIP FILE on Saturday, January 10th at The Writers’ Loft in Sherborn, Mass. at 2pm. If you’re in the area, I’d love to see you there!
Finally, in writing news, I sent back copyedits for I’M WITH CUPID yesterday which means I can now fully focus on drafting the sequel. I went through and put word count goals on the calendar for December and January, so hopefully by the end of next month, I’ll have a terrible first draft all ready for revising. Wish me luck!
What’s your news this week?