Sunday, February 12, 2012

Guess What Came In The Mail?


There's nothing quite like getting a box of new books in the mail! You spend months working on a project but have to wait sometimes over a year to see the final product. Senorita Gordita is my third book with Author Helen Ketteman - a wonderful author and a great gal! Senorita Gordita is a fractured fairy tale or retelling of "The Little Ginger Bread Man" with a southwest twist.


Our Publisher - Albert Whitman, has been great to work with. Senorita Gordita is my sixth book with them and hopefully not my last. Developing relationships with publishers has been vital to developing my career in children's books. So far all six books are still in print - I don't know what they're doing over there but from experience this is rare - way to go Whitman...and Albert!!! I've had other books go out of print with other publishers and it's never fun when that happens. There are a lot of reasons why some books do well while others don't - perhaps another blog entry in the future.


Oh, also, Albert Whitman has been having great success with their ebook releases of "The Box Car Children"

14 comments:

  1. Looks amazing Will - congrats!

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  2. Congrats Will and as always your illustrations look awesome.

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  3. Congratulations, Will! Your work is amazing and you've been such a big inspiration to me and my work!

    - Ed

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  4. They look great! Love your characters!

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  5. Gorgeous work, as always. I think you're kind of a big deal.

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  6. Absolutely wonderful! And I know you're a big deal. Congrats!

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  7. creative character design and painting bring out each illustration beautiful!^^

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  8. You are such an inspiration Will. Listened to the podcast. Love that lizard!!!

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  9. Thanks guys! I really had fun with this book! I really love southwest imagery - maybe it's the red rock. Anyway thanks! I hope kids love it - I can't wait to read it at my next school visits.

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