Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Update on Work Front

What's cooking on the book table since Zig was done? 

- Lots of time on SUZETTE.  Probably more than I should have. 

- Finally putting SOPHIE to rest.  A proposal I worked on for years.  It starts with an Ogre stealing a baby away and, during this economic time of duress, we can't have anything like that it seems. 
 However fanciful the story and soundly rescued said baby.  Oh well.  Better move on than dwell. 

For fun, here is a page from SOPHIE:

- Slow, slooooooow  progress on another project.  I have a story line.  In spite of the agony over its worth, I finally have a VERY ROUGH dummy.  And a couple of character sketches (top image.) Now I need to tackle that dummy and bring it to a readable state.  

Monday, November 3, 2014

Albany Academy Book Festival

Saturday was the Albany Academy Children's Book Festival.  This kind of day is  a bit draining for homebody me.  But it is also exhilarating: books, children, book lovers, and author friends, both new and old.  (Took only this one picture of Barbara Lehman and Diane deGroat.)

It was good to sit between Kyra Teis and Patrice Kindl.  It was good to decompress afterwards with many other authors, and have dinner with Jeff Mack.   It was good to share the pre-festival dinner with Yona Zeldis McDonough, Anita Silvey, Herman and Mary Jane Auch and more.  It is good to be back at work.