Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Last week, I received cover art for CHRONAL ENGINE (I'll post when it's made public) and this week, got first pass pages (above), including thirteen amazing interior illustrations by Blake Henry! I couldn't be more thrilled. He absolutely nailed the characters and the paleo-critters, as well. (No, I can't show you these. You'll just have to wait and see. Yes, I'm a tease. The pub date is March 20, 2012. :-)).
In other news, Cyn likewise received first pass pages for her novel DIABOLICAL, which has a pub date of January 24, 2012.
here for an interview with Cyn and illustrator Ming Doyle!
In other news, the Austin Teen Book Festival announced its lineup. Cyn will be moderating Fantasy Panel 1, with Heather Brewer (VLADIMIR TOD), Jackson Pearce (SWEETLY), Tera Lynn Childs (SWEET VENOM), Sophie Jordan (VANISH) and Andrea Cremer (WOLFSBANE). It's October 1, 2011, at the Palmer Events Center.
Writers League of Texas Children's Book Award! In addition to HOLLER LOUDLY, finalists are SHARK VS. TRAIN, by Chris Barton, A MILLION SHADES OF GRAY, by Cynthia Kadohata, POP! THE INVENTION OF BUBBLE GUM, by Meghan McCarthy, BETTI ON THE HIGH WIRE, by Lisa Railsback, and CROSSING THE TRACKS, by Barbara Stuber.
Finally, BLESSED is a finalist for the ALA Teens' Top Ten List for 2011! If you're a teen, go and vote for it here! The winners will be announced during Teen Read Week (October 16-22).