Sunday, January 3, 2016

What a Great Year

Celebrating 2015

Celebration #1
OUTER SPACE BEDTIME (illustrated by Brian Won) was released in January of 2015 by Random House, and Barnes & Noble in Tampa hosted our faboo launch party.

Celebration #2
Sold RODZILLA to Simon & Schuster in February.

Celebration #3
In, June, I co-taught the Picture Book track at SCBWI Florida along with Rubin Pfeffer and Allyn Johnston. The room was packed, the energy was high, and there were plenty of laughs.

Celebration #4
Toured England and visited Paris during a ten-day trip with my sister, Dr. Pat Sanders.

Celebration #5
Enjoyed a writing retreat in Canada with writing bud Aimee Reid. Our former critique group member, Kari-Lynn Winters, happened to be at the same retreat center. What a hoot!

Celebration #6
A week at Pass-a-grille Beach, Florida, with Pat, cousins Dawn and Kaile Lindsay, and the dogs—Baxter and Angel.

Celebration #7
Sold A FLAG FOR HARVEY (my first non-fiction picture book) to Random House.

Celebration #8
Led a Picture Book Boot Camp in Tampa, Florida, with some really great folks.

Celebration #9
Taught about revision to writers in Delray Beach, Florida. And we even got the projector to work!

Celebration #10
OUTER SPACE BEDTIME RACE was named one of the top twenty rhyming picture books of 2015 by KidLit TV and RhyPiBoMo. 

4 comments:

Lori Alexander said...

Congrats on a great year, Rob! Here's to a successful 2016 :)

Lauri Fortino said...

Wow, that was a great year! Congratulations! :)

Sarah Floyd said...

Huge congrats, Rob! What a fantastic year! Kudos to you, and thanks for all you do for the writing community.

Lisa J. Michaels said...

You truly are a shooting star! I'm so proud to know you Rob, and it's wonderful to hear about your successes and how you are sharing your knowledge with writers everywhere!