Wednesday, March 16, 2011

The Goblin Prince, Updated

Long time no post so let's get right to it.  I recently finished a significant overhaul of "The Goblin Prince".  There is now significantly more back story and a couple new characters inspired by Anne Terres' fantastic artwork.  You can see some of the new concept art in the slide show.  The reading level is now a bit higher.  The book is now meant for readers transitioning from picture books to chapter books, although there will still be illustrations on every page.  The extra words were liberating, though, and opened the possibility of future books about these wonderful goblins!

On a completely unrelated note, teaching is completely eating my time.  Steph Becker has been wonderful and patient with me, considering that her illustrations have been complete for quite some time.  However, I cannot find the time to A) learn how to layout a book and B) actually lay out the book.  Is there anyone out there who would be willing to help me with either of these steps?  "The Fox and the Shadow" looks absolutely incredible (and hopefully, reads just as well), and I feel awful that it is still unfinished.

Now it's time to finish a baseball article before my editor devours my soul for tardiness.  Hopefully, there will be a couple updates over the next few weeks including, but not limited to, news about graduate school admissions...

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