6.3.18

A New Sadie

This is Sadie was published nearly three years ago now but is getting a new life thanks to this board book edition from Tundra Books. I couldn't be more pleased. Working on this book with Julie Morstad was an utter joy and the thing that really convinced me that picture books were where my heart lay.




This is Sadie
 in board book is available now via these booksellers:
U.S.  Indiebound   Amazon   Barnes & Noble   Powells 
Canada  Amazon.ca    McNally Robinson   Chapters Indigo
Also available through booksellers in Australia.




19.2.18

Bluebells & the magic of making a picture book

Pleased to chat with CBC Radio's Ainslie MacLellan about The Boy and the Blue Moon last weekend. Our talk is now up online and you can listen here.

Our conversation touched on enchantment and bluebells and magic. We talked about how illustrator Ashley Crowley lives in England and I live here in Canada and how strange it is to make something with someone you've never met. And about various references within the book's text and images to other books, particularly The Snowman by Raymond Briggs. And we talked about how much I'd like to go to England and visit a bluebell wood.

                                                       Ashley Crowley/Society6


13.2.18

The Boy and the Blue Moon

 The Boy and the Blue Moon is in stores now. And to celebrate I will be in a store next week!



And to celebrate our new book, illustrator Ashley Crowley has created some great merch over at his Society6 shop. 


31.1.18

Magical!

"As magical as The Little Prince; as satisfying as Where the Wild Things Are."
                                                  Kirkus Reviews




Info on The Boy and The Blue Moon.






More about illustrator Ashley Crowley and his other books here.

Charming Officer Panda trailer, featuring Ash and his adorable son Frankie here.

And check out Ashley Crowley Illustration on Instagram.


Book publishes February 13, 2018 and is available for preorder now.

Indiebound   Amazon   Barnes & Noble   Powells   Books-a-Million   Amazon.ca   Indigo   McNally Robinson

6.1.18

Sadie Board Book Up for Pre-Order

Celebrating a new edition for This is Sadie with a new edition Sadie doll!

As of March this year, you will be able to buy a board book edition of This is Sadie.
Smaller, cheaper, and very small-hand friendly!



This is a first board board book for me and I'm pretty thrilled. Celebrating by commissioning this Sadie doll. The doll--based on Julie Morstad's brilliant illos--was built by Atelier Caroline,  and we couldn't be more pleased with her.


And so long as I'm here, I might as well remind you to check out Emily Arrow's brilliant This is Sadie song either here on youtube or at her site where you can find lyrics and other goodies.

This is Sadie in board book is available for preorder now via these booksellers (will add more as they pop up):
U.S.
Indiebound   Amazon  Barnes & Noble   Powells 
Canada
Amazon.ca   McNally Robinson   Chapters Indigo
Also available through booksellers in Australia.