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 Authors Ann Bonwill, Jaqueline Jules, Marty Rhodes Figley, and Pamela Duncan Edwards 

Thanks to all who braved the rain yesterday to come to the book signing party!  It was a fun event with a nice turn out and great enthusiasm.  We were hosted by the lovely folks at One More Page Books in Arlington - a cozy little store with a wide selection of books and gift items, located near the East Falls Church Metro station.  Be sure to stop in and visit sometime.  Below is a link to Marty Rhodes Figley's post about our wonderful day. 

Hope to see you at another event soon!


Sun, March 25, 2012 | link          Comments

Book Signing Today!

My first local book signing party, to celebrate the US release of I Don't Want to be a Pea!, is today! Come out and visit for some food, fun, and books.  Hope to see you there! 


Please join

Ann Bonwill

Pamela Duncan Edwards

Marty Rhodes Figley

Jacqueline Jules

at a book signing party to celebrate the release of their new books:


Zapato Power #4: Freddie Ramos Makes a Splash

Princess Pigtoria and the Pea

I Don’t Want to Be a Pea

Emily and Carlo


Saturday, March 24th 3 p.m.


One More Page Book Store

2200 N. Westmoreland Street, #101

Arlington, VA 22213






I will have a table with books, Hugo and Bella cookies, bookmarks, and more.  One of the things you will see is a stack of my amazing author cards.  These cards were designed and drawn by my good friend, talented illustrator Daniel Jennewein, who brought the fabulous Buffalo picture books to life. Here's a sneak preview of the cards:







And a link to Daniel's latest book, my son's favorite:




Teach Your Buffalo to Play Drums


Thank you, Daniel!


Sat, March 24, 2012 | link          Comments

A Year Gone By

A lot has happened in the year (ack!) since I last updated my news.  I've done school visits at Ashland Elementary in Manassas and the Montessori School of McLean, presented at the SCBWI conference in New Jersey, signed books at Children's Book World in Haverford PA, and attended a lovely writing retreat in the Shenandoah.  And, most exciting, I celebrated the release of three new books!  Here's an update on each:  


I Don't Want to be a Pea!

The story of Hugo and Bella hit the shelves in the UK last fall and in the US in January (with a bit of a different ending).  It was featured as part of the Amazon Vine program, which brought some early buzz from Amazon reviewers.  The UK has released a paperbook edition which is now in its second printing.  It has been shorlisted for the Waterstone's Childrens Book Prize 2012 and has been selected for the White Ravens 2012 by the International Youth Library.  All this wonderful attention has resulted in several international co-editions and a contract for a sequel!  I am not a Copy Cat! will debut in 2013.



Naughty Toes

Naughty Toes came out in the UK last spring and in the US last fall.  The US publisher, tiger tales, sent me to Book Expo America in New York City to do a signing.  What fun!  You can read about my experience here at the tiger tales blog: 

In the fall, Kerry Aradhya at Picture Books and Pirouettes was nice enough to do two blog posts about Naughty Toes.  Check them out! 

On New Year's Day, Naughty Toes was read aloud by Lulu on the CBeebies Bedtime Hour.  It aired in the UK and many of my friends were watching!  Lulu is quite ppopular among the British preschool set, but you may know her best as the 60s singer of Shout.  Fun.



Bug and Bear 

Bug and Bear has been out in the US for about a year.  I have had lots of fun reading it to school audiences and I've even recevied some fan mail!    

I am thoroughly enjoying the publication of these three books and eagerly anticipating three more which will be released next year.  Keep an eye out for:

The Frazzles, Holiday House, illustrated by Stephen Gammell, about a forgetful family

When Mermaids Sleep, Random House, illustrated by Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher, a rhyming bedtime story

I am not a Copy Cat!, OUP and Simon & Schuster, illustrated by Simon Rickerty, the second tale of Hugo and Bella  

Thanks for following my news! 

Sat, March 24, 2012 | link          Comments

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