Our eyes on the street tell us that when you go to the über-fashionable Soho district in London, this is what you see (at Gosh! Comics).
We love hearing from our fans, especially when they provide video evidence of kids enjoying our books. Here’s big-time cutie Leo, only 26 months old, narrating the Cozy version of Pride and Prejudice. Awwwwww. Thanks to @rachelrev from Edmonton for sharing!
Run–don’t walk–to enter the giveaway being run by our good friends at Riffle Classics for a copy of Cozy Classics: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.
Who doesn’t love American masterpieces? Who doesn’t love needle-felting? Who doesn’t love free?! So what are you waiting for?
Jack and Holman returned from a wonderful working holiday in Tucson, Arizona. They were able to garner many new fans in a few short hours at the incredibly well-attended Tucson Festival of Books. They also did some location shooting for their next books both around Tucson and at the Imperial Sand Dunes, just over the California border, west of Yuma, Arizona. Here’s a photo essay of the trip!
Both Holman and Jack will be attending the Tucson Festival of Books this weekend in sunny Arizona! We’ll be at the Author’s Pavilion on Sunday, March 16 from 2:00 – 4:00 pm in the Children’s Area. If you live in Tucson, we’d love to meet you!
And don’t the deserts in Arizona look a bit like Tatooine? It’s a good place to do a photo shoot or two, don’t you think?
Woo hoo! Advance copies of our spring 2014 titles are in, so keep an eye out for them at a bookstore near you soon. Shot in the summer of 2013, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer are bright and sunny in tone, and a whole lot of fun!
We are pleased to announce a very exciting side project that we are working on: 12-word, needle-felted versions of each of three original Star Wars movies (A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi). The three books will be published by Chronicle Books in spring 2015. We’re having a blast doing them and can’t wait until they come out. Don’t worry, we’re still going to do more Cozy Classics!
Holman and Jack do their first joint TV interview, thanks in large part to the wonders of technology. With Holman live in studio in Vancouver, and Jack at home in New York (connected via Skype), they appeared on Shaw TV’s The Rush, hosted by the fabulous Fiona Forbes. Watch to the end of the segment and find out what book project Holman and Jack are working on next (don’t worry, there will be more Cozy Classics to come, too!).
I had the great privilege of attending the American Booksellers Association’s 9th annual Winter Institute (WI9) this past Thursday. When I stepped into the Grand Ballroom at the Westin in Seattle, the wonderful sign and big stack of Cozy Classics: Emma shown above awaited me. For an hour-and-a-half, I was happily inundated with eager signature-seekers. It was a thrill for me to meet so many wonderful independent booksellers from across the United States (and a few from Canada), many of whom raved about our series and told me that they loved selling Cozy Classics.
After the Author Reception, I was invited to dinner at the wonderful Mediterranean restaurant Andaluca with Ingram reps Gary Lothian and Eileen Golinski, as well as some VIP booksellers from The Maine Coast Book Shop Cafe in Damariscotta, Maine and Powell’s Books, with multiple locations in Portland, Oregon. It was a great time had by all. A big thanks to Gary, Eileen, and Ingram Publisher Services for their first-rate hospitality!
With any luck, I’ll be seeing everyone again in Asheville, North Carolina for WI10! Maybe I’ll bring Jack along, too!
If you’re going to the American Booksellers Association’s Winter Conference in Seattle this week, come meet Holman and get a copy of Cozy Classics signed from 6 pm to 7:30 pm on Thursday, January 23 at the Authors Reception and ABFFE Silent Auction for Free Speech in Children’s Books!
Remember, always support your independent booksellers!