SO many of the books I read when I was a kid had affixed the little gold seal that read “A Junior Library Guild Selection.” I wasn’t quite clear on the details, but I knew it was shorthand for A Good Book. That’s why it’s really special to me that PARTLY CLOUDY is A Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection! Yay!
…usually deserves another. [YAWN]
Hello! Happy Spring Forward Week! My agent saw heard I was giving away some ARC’s of PARTLY CLOUDY, and since he’s not doing as many in-person schmoozes this Spring, he gave me a few of his copies, so now I’ve got well over five on hand. I’m happy to give out a few more, so if you’ve contacted me prior to now and you’re a bookseller, teacher or other book-person who would like one, do stay tuned!
IT’S A CLOUD!
It’s a rainy Monday, and I’ve got clouds, folks!
I haven’t historically made a fuss over my covers, but my HarperCollins/Katherine Tegen Books book covers are so lively I’ve been unable to stop myself. And the upcoming PARTLY CLOUDY (coming SEPTEMPBER 7, 2021!) has got to be my favorite cover this year so far. Illustrated by the splendidly whimsical Geneva B (Dragons in a Bag, The Dragon Thief, Beyoncé: Shine Your Light, Curls) PARTLY CLOUDY somehow looks like it was done both in chalk pastels and digitally (how?) and captures all the heart and emotion of its main character, Madalyn.
Come back and see it tomorrow! Until then, enjoy your President’s Day, and… have some clouds.
The first thing my little sister asked, with increasing intensity, was whether or not SERENA SAYS would be out in audio. She wanted to read it, and via audiobook is how she “reads.” Of course, Harper-Collins gets right on that as soon as books come out – and if you read that way, too, here’s the first chapter for your perusal. Enjoy!