Raise a glass of sherry to Sherlock Holmes on January 6 this year, as he turns 161 years old. Still going strong in books, movies, and TV, the great detective famously said in A Study in Scarlet, “I consider that a man’s brain originally is like a little empty attic, and you have to stock it with such furniture as you choose….It is a mistake to think that little room has elastic walls and can distend to any extent. Depend upon …
The dangers of die cut!top comments
Just got a new copy of my upcoming picture book, I Love You Forever–this time, with the die cut on the cover removed. Now the image is glued to the cover (top version). This decision was made when the publisher discovered that a child’s head had somehow got stuck in another book’s die-cut hole! Oh, kids these days…!
New Cover Art for Upcoming Picture Booktop comments
So pleased to see the cover art for my next children’s picture book, now entitled I Love You Forever, and scheduled for a spring 2015 release. The lovely illustrations are by UK artist Shelagh McNicholas. I feel so fortunate to have her artwork grace the pages of my story! Enjoy.
Chatting with Rosalyn Landortop comments
Thrilled to have a wonderful phone chat with British actress Rosalyn Landor, who narrated the audiobook for My Dear Watson! She played Helen Stoner in the “Adventure of the Speckled Band” episode with Jeremy Brett in the ’80s BBC production of “Sherlock Holmes.” A great discussion of our lives, plans, and careers. She was sweetly complimentary about my writing, and we agreed that it’s important to show our grown children that life doesn’t end at age 50 (as Holmes shows …