But enough about that. Let's jump right into things!
Roaring Brook Press/Macmillan Children's
September 4 was the release day of Kim Baker's middle grade novel, PICKLE: THE (FORMERLY) ANONYMOUS PRANK CLUB OF FOUNTAIN POINT MIDDLE SCHOOL. She had an uber-fun launch party Tuesday night at Secret Garden Books, and the place was packed with SCBWI-ers. Something extra special for me was I went with my husband, Jim, and he was able to meet oodles of SCBWI friends. I must have smiled for hours afterward, electrified by the energy of all those cool-as-a-cucumber (Get it? Cucumber? Pickle? Oh, it loses something when you point it out. Note to self: Don't do this in manuscripts!) writing and illustrating people, most of whom I hadn't seen all summer.
Kim's a friend and one of our Co-Regional Advisors, so we're all spoiled by her wit and talents on a regular basis. It was a great night, celebrating Kim and her debut novel!
This is Kim with author Martha Brockenbrough.
Here Martha and I display our brand-spankin'-new books!
I look forward to reading Kim's novel!
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*PICKLE is a Junior Library Guild Selection.
*"Sure to please anyone with a puckish sense of humor..."
In the comments, I'd love to hear any updates or news you might have. Or tell me something about your summer! Also, what are you reading?