September 2, 2014

A Pig and a Cat

Two little (big) reasons . . .



. . . I haven't been around much lately (not to mention all the relatives visiting from out of town this summer):

*1. I just finished my next picture book, PEDDLES. As of last Thursday, all the final art is in the hands of my capable art director at Simon and Schuster. Stay tuned for updates through the following year. He's due out January 2016.

*2. My posterior has been in the chair every available moment working on Peddles and concurrently providing, since the second week in July, a lap for BEATRIX!  Bea is my new Scottish Fold kitten.

It was a herculean feat keeping my concentration going, as you might imagine.
My Facebook posts of her were so popular, she now has her own page. So if you want to see more, pop on and give her a "like."

Hope you all have had a great summer and, as ever, thanks for stopping by!
Oink and meow,


  1. I definitely see a family resemblance there!!! ;) (Been enjoying Bea's page immensely, BTW!)

  2. Love the pig, and that sweet Bea always puts a smile on my face!

  3. Yay for PEDDLES! I'm so happy for you. I just told Shawn.

    And, my word, Beatrix is just the apex of feline loveliness.

  4. Beth, I love the piggie. As for Beatrix ... she is adorable beyond words!!!

  5. Congratulations on your new book and I love your little cat,he's adorable :)

  6. Awesome news.
    And Beatrix is so cute.

    Lisa G.

  7. Bea is adorable! We just got a kitten in the spring and she makes working at home so much better.

  8. Just read the interview on KidLit 411. Peddles - we can hardly wait. Since I have grand nieces and nephews from ages 1 - 14. I am a good market. First marriage of the children this summer so there are grandchildren in the future. I started buying children's books before marriage. I'm a good market ;-)

  9. ELIZABETH STANTON! Well how are you.....wait, I are PUBLISHED and ready to strike again! Congratulations to you and thank you for taking the time to come and comment! Enjoy your autumn...I hope it is a lovely one! HUGS TO YOU!

  10. I am so happy you have a new book coming out in 2016. I have to wait that long? Sigh!
    Love that pig and your sweet kitten.

  11. has been quite some time i've been away from blogworld
    is nice to return and enjoy all your *new* (to me) works


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