We’re less than a week away from the release of Scary Stories for Young Foxes. There’s been a lot of good news rolling in, so I thought I’d catch it all in a single post.
First, the big one. Elizabeth (Betsy) Bird, venerated reviewer, children’s librarian, and someone whose work I’ve been admiring for over a decade, not only gave Foxes a stellar five-star review, she also recommended it to the Newbery committee. If anyone needs me, they’ll need to mop me up off the floor.
Equally exciting, Booklist gave Foxes a starred review (link not yet available), saying, “Kids able to brave the harrowing adventures of Mia and Uly are in for a chilling roller coaster of a read.”
Interstellar Flight Press gave me one of the best personally-tailored interviews I’ve ever received. Seriously, this kind of attention to detail is rare in an author’s early career. Just look at that headline!
I’m wrote an essay for John Scalzi’s (!) blog about writing horror and animal deaths in children’s fiction.
And finally and most eye-poppingly, my unbelievably wonderful editor, Christian Trimmer, broke down the creation of the Foxes cover on his blog. I’m so happy with where we landed, but some of the other options have got me wistful.
That’s it! For now.