Off to the Land of the Hedgehog

I’m going to London!Ben Ben Bus London

Not for a vacation — I’m going to live there for five months while my husband teaches in his university’s London program. We’ll be staying in an apartment near the center of the city. I am SO LUCKY!

Since Baker’s Magic will be published in the UK with Curious Fox Books at the same time it’s hedgehog_wall_calendarpublished in the US (February — mark your calendars), I have a British publicist, and I’ll be able to meet her. She has amazing ideas for publicizing the book (some of them include baked goods, I love her already!), and I’ll tell you how they work out.

My husband’s course is on World War I, so we’ll be taking trips to battlefields, trenches,  and war museums. But I plan to balance that grimness with pilgrimages to kidlit sites. There are so many great children’s books set in London! Here are some of my favorites (I mean favourites):

  • The Magician’s Nephewabearcalledpaddington
  • A  Bear Called Paddington
  • Peter Pan
  • Mary Poppins
  • A Little Princess
  • The Phoenix and the Carpet

What children’s books set in London do you love?

mary poppins

Write, Bake, Revise

The last month has been all about the edits for Baker’s Magihedgehog-typingc. Happily, my editor and I seem to see eye-to-eye, and I found her suggestions helpful and clear.

 

I sent off the revised manuscript yesterday, and today my editor emailed me to say all was good.

 

HOORAY!

 

Now the manuscript will be set in ARCs (Advanced Reading Copies) for distribution to reviewers — and maybe, if there are extras, for a giveaway or two. Watch this space!

 

I also saw a preliminary version of the cover art, and I love it. There will be a few tweaks, and then…well, watch this space!

hedgehog bakingAnd as for the baking…well, I don’t want to give too much away. So all I can say is — watch this space!