I’m so excited to be able to share the official news that I’ve been offered a book contract with Nancy Paulsen Books, a division of Penguin Books for Young Readers!! This will be my first written AND illustrated book, and I couldn’t be more thrilled to be working with Nancy Paulsen as my editor, and Cecilia Yung as my art director.
I owe Cecilia so many thanks, who I met through the SCBWI Mentorship program last year. She generously invited me to send her one of the stories I had been working on, and even more generously passed it on to Nancy, one of the editors there at Penguin.
I’ve been in conversation about this story with Nancy for the past few months, and I was thrilled to find out this week that we are shooting for the book to be released in the Spring of 2013!
I can’t wait to share more along the way. Wish me luck!