Friday, August 17, 2012

It's All About Me!

Week of August 12, 2012: Stand-out Moments from SCBWI, LA
Friday, August 17—It’s All About Me!

On Monday in LA I attended a couple of intensives. One was with Josh Adams who taught us about branding ourselves as children’s authors. In the spirit of shameless self-promotion, I’ll put into practice some of the things I learned and promote myself today!

Before the Hippie Hop Pool Party—This is a photo of two-thirds of my online critique group, Picture Books-R-Us. From left to right, Aimee, Linda, Kari-Lynn, and me.

At the Hippie Hop Pool Party—Our group again. This time from left to right, Linda, Aimee, Kari-Lynn (best costume ever), and me.

Cowboy Christmas just received a nice review in Kirkus Reviews (August 15 online, September 1 in print). Here’s an excerpt:

Sharp-eyed, older readers will note the Santa hat tucked in Cookie’s back pocket when he returns to camp as well as the identical boots worn by Cookie and Santa, but younger children will believe that Santa delivers to cowpokes out on the range as well as to little girls and boys. Cartoon-style art, lots of cowboy lingo and the funny attempts at holiday decoration and baking add humor to the overall effort.

Young buckeroos who like their Christmas stories punchy rather than sweet might just take a likin’ to ol’ Dwight, Darryl and Dub.


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Tina Cho said...

Love the music to your book trailer. And can't wait to read your book. Congrats, again. BTW, what wild hippie costumes!

Augusta Scattergood said...

Great tie-dye. I think it's a good look for you, Rob. First day of school garb?
And congrats on that fabulous Kirkus review. Those guys are tough and they really like the book. Yay!

Penny Parker Klostermann said...

I'm so glad you shared your photos & trailer!! The trailer is awesome! Can't wait to read your book.