I have good news to share.
Great news, in fact.
I have a new picture book coming out, titled All Welcome Here.
It was announced yesterday in a write-up in Publishers Weekly Children’s Bookshelf:
Liz Szabla at Feiwel and Friends has bought North American rights to All Welcome Here by James Preller, illustrated by ____________, celebrating the first day of school and the beginning of a child’s new, diverse, and open-hearted community in a narrative composed of interconnected haiku. The book is set for spring 2019; Rosemary Stimola at Stimola Literary Studio negotiated the deal for both author and illustrator.
I deleted the illustrator’s name because I want you to guess.
It’s possible that you know her work, but not her name.
And yes, that was a clue: she’s a she.
Here’s a hint:
Really, not yet?
Surely I would have thought that . . .
Okay, here’s another:
And one more:
That’s right. I’m feeling blessed.
The great Mary GrandPre.
My book is now our book.
Pinch me somebody.
More details, like the book itself, to come.
All Welcome Here, Macmillan, Spring 2019.