I don’t think of myself as a terribly patient person, so it’s been killing me to sit on this news since January, but I can finally spill the beans that I’ve sold a new book to Scholastic! Here’s the official announcement from Publishers Weekly:
Erin Black at Scholastic Press has bought the middle-grade novel Once Upon a Cruise by Anna Staniszewski, about a 12-year-old girl who lands a summer job on a cruise, only to find her magical vacation quickly turning into a titanic mess. Publication is set for fall 2016; Ammi-Joan Paquette of Erin Murphy Literary Agency negotiated the deal for world rights.
Woohoo! This book has been such a fun project to work on. When you put a bunch of people in the middle of the ocean on a Disney Cruise knock-off, shenanigans must ensue, right?
Also, I’ll be doing some story times in the next few weeks. If you’re in the area, I’d love to see you!
Monday, October 19 at 10:30am at Books on the Square in Providence, RI
I’ll be reading Power Down, Little Robot and leading some robot crafts and activities. Come have your picture taken with a real-life Little Robot! (Bonus: I’ll be bringing BabyBot with me to the event, so if you want to pinch her robo-cheeks, here’s your chance.)
Saturday, October 24 at 11am at Wellesley Books in Wellesley, MA
It’s a multi-author storytime! I’ll be joining fellow authors Josh Funk, Nancy Tupper Ling, Jane McCormick Sutcliffe, and Ammi-Joan Paquette for a morning of picture book fun.