Exciting Book News!



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!



  1. We are so happy that the sweetest little lady in L.A. is making it to the big time!

  2. Congratulations!! Can’t wait to hear more about it. :)

  3. That’s SO EXCITING!! Huge Congratulations!! Wow, you get to work with Cecilia Yung, what a huge step into the publishing world! I can’t wait to see your book! :)

  4. What wonderful news, Eliza. Congratulations!

  5. Congrats, Eliza! So proud of you.

  6. Hi Eliza,
    I met you in LA and love your work. Congratulations and good luck!

  7. WOW! Congratulation! Fantastic news! Can’t wait to see your book!

  8. This could not happen to a nicer or more deserving person!!!! Thrilled!

  9. So excited for you, congrats, I’m going to be buying that book!!

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