Picture Books, Publishing

GOOD NEWS: Picture Book Deal!

DIVA announcement pic

I’ve been keeping this to myself for some time now, but the announcement ran in Publishers Weekly today, so I think I can finally let loose my vibrato!

Per their announcement, DIVA DELORES AND THE OPERA HOUSE MOUSE is “an ode to artistic collaboration, starring an opera-loving mouse who wants to help and the diva who thinks she deserves bigger help than a mouse.” It’s scheduled for publication by Sterling Children’s Books in Spring 2018 and is illustrated by British illustrator Rebecca Gerlings. I’ve already seen sketches and several spreads and I am over the moon with delight!  I can’t wait for this book to release!

For the official announcement, press here.

Those of you who have enjoyed participating in Tara Lazar’s STORYSTORM, formerly known as PICTURE BOOK IDEA MONTH, might be encouraged know that this was the very first idea on my 2011 PiBoIdMo list! It took several years and many, many revisions until it was finally ready to submit, but persistence (and patience) paid off!

Happy Thursday all!

37 thoughts on “GOOD NEWS: Picture Book Deal!”

  1. Congratulations Laura! I love working with the Sterling team. Your book sounds delightful!

  2. Congratulations on your great news!
    On my way to Hatteras Island we stopped for a break and a bit of shopping. Imagine my delight to see Goodnight Ark on the shelves!

  3. Congratulations, again! I think this is a very unique premise, having an opera-type story. It will be fun to market with lots of music type activities! Have fun!

  4. So, So happy for you! Thank you for letting me be a tiny part of your process.
    You give us all hope and encouragement to keep writing!

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