There’s a lot of book stuff going on!
- Baker’s Magic: I did my annual school visit at Mill Road School this week (postponed after a blizzard happened on the original date), talking about Baker’s Magic to groups of fifth graders. Authors Nancy Castaldo, Jennifer Donnelly, Jennifer Castle, Nancy Furstinger, and I had a great time. My PowerPoint worked, and the students’ questions afterward were excellent. I brought mini-Bouts buns, and nobody refused to eat them. And oh the pastries during the book signing afterward…!
The audiobook of Baker’s Magic got a starred review from Booklist — my first starred review ever. And it’s on the Audiofile list of 20 Exceptional Audiobooks. I knew that audio was amazing. Especially whoever read the recipe at the end!
- The Marvelwood Magicians: ARCs have arrived, and they are beautiful. I’m thrilled to see this story in almost-book form! The publication date is now official: September 19.
- The new secret book: I’ve sent the finished manuscript to my editor. Now comes the waiting. I actually kind of like this part — before I know if she likes it or hates it, before I have to rewrite, before I know for sure what’s going to happen. I can imagine almost…anything.