Saturday, March 17, 2012

Water Sings Blue Launch

Big week for my ocean poems! They started shipping on Wednesday, but are already being reprinted. Today I'm doing a story time/book launch at a very cool indie bookstore in Salt Lake City, The King's English. Trying to think how to present well to 6-year-olds and my elderly aunts, who will turn out in force to support me!

Meanwhile, I've done some interviews around the blog and gotten a few nice reviews, to boot. (There's a little overlap among the interviews, but I tried to say different things when possible!) Here are the links:

Blog Interviews/Reviews

Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast (Julie Danielson, also about Hans My Hedgehog)

Jama's Alphabet Soup (Jama Rattigan)

Cracking the Covers (Jessica Harrison; click here for a complete transcript)

Paper Tigers (Marjorie)

Thanks very much to all those who hosted and interviewed me!

Press/Journal Reviews

Wall Street Journal (short but sweet!)

Deseret News (Salt Lake City)

Kirkus Reviews

Publishers Weekly

Oh, and check out the seashell gallery I put up on my author's website.

Wish me luck today...

Update, 3/25: For those of you wondering why Amazon says "11 to 14 days" to ship WSB, it's because the first printing sold out and Chronicle is reprinting. (This is partly because B&N is going to use the book in a beach book display coming up soon, so they've ordered a lot of copies.)

Update, 3/27: Another starred review! This one's from Booklist. That makes three—hooray!

Update, 4/15: Take a look at this post in which Meilo and I interviewed each other for the Chronicle blog. Great pictures and stories from Meilo!

1 comment:

Linda at teacherdance said...

Congratulations! The book looks amazing-beautiful & creative. Since I love the ocean so much & live far from it, the book will be a way for me to have a little bit of it.