I've had the best summer ever, thanks to a bunch of fabulous family trips. Exhibit A: That's me doing tree among the trees in Colorado. I'm happy to be home but it sure was hard to leaf (heh heh heh...)
Full Disclosure - I fell off my platform right after this was taken. I am eager, if not athletic.
Calling all Vero friends (and, you know, anyone else with kids who lives nearby)...
I am signing books and cooking up lobster crafts for Lucy Loves Sherman this Friday at the fabulous
Vero Beach Book Center's
10:30 am story hour.
So take a break from the heat and swim on over - blub, blub!
And I also love my agent, and my editor, and my illustrator and my critique partners and diet coke and macaroni and cheese and mexican food and everything and everybody and why am I so loved up right now? Because I get to kick off the Summer with EVEN MORE more great news. I sold the sequel LUCY LOVES SHERMAN! As reported in Publisher's Marketplace: "LUCY LOVES SHERMAN author Catherine Bailey's LUCY LOVES SHERMAN'S BEACH, about a little girl with big ideas who discovers a pollution problem at her best friend's beach, but will her clever plans be enough to turn the tide, illustrated by Meg Walters, to Nicole Frail at Sky Pony Press, by Kathleen Rushall at Andrea Brown Literary Agency (World)."
I mean literally. This is what I am going to put in my body as a meal (well, not the WHOLE bottle...) while my children dine on butter pasta. Thank you so much to my amazing agent Kathleen, the wonderful folks at Disney-Hyperion, and my crit partners. I want to bear hug you all! Actually I want to bear hug strangers at this point.
(Sidebar: Okay so I googled bear hug and found this and I had to share it because it is what my heart feels like. Plus I can just picture me and my Toblerone bar all nestled up in there.)