Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Honours for Robots

Robots: From Every Day to Out of This World (which I wrote as part of my gig at KNOW Mag) has been short-listed for two awards: the Hackmatack and the Rocky Mountain Book Awards. Not sure where the awards ceremony will be in either case, but with The Rockies and The Maritimes one can't go wrong!

Monday, June 08, 2009

Lu & Clancy Go to Hong Kong

I received some good news the other day — my four Lu & Clancy titles (Carnival Caper, Secret Codes, Sound Off, and Spy Stuff) are heading to Hong Kong. Rights have been sold to Sun Ya Publications to publish these titles in the "Complex Chinese" language and to do distributed in Hong Kong and Macao. These photos are from the books when they were published a few years ago in China. It will be interesting to see how the characters differ. I think this is Mandarin? (Please help me if you know.)

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Whoo, Hoo, Howie Woo

For Robots, we were lucky enough to have the very talented Howie Woo do the illustrations. The arrival of Howie's cartoons and illustrations at our office is always a happy thing. He is one of the funniest guys I know and...he crochets too! Every once in awhile he sends us little crocheted treasures, like the pumpkin that appeared last Halloween and even quirkier things, like grenades. (Yes, grenades.) If you have a moment, and even if you don't, check out Howie's blog. Thanks for the laughs, Howie!