Atheneum to Publish My New Picture Book: Duckworth, the Difficult Child

I haven’t posted for quite some time, as I’ve been hard at work on a novel. But I’m back with three exciting announcements:

La Gran Cadena by Júlia Sardà

The story, my homage to Florence Parry Heide’s The Shrinking of Treehorn, is about a boy with misguided parents who remain untroubled when he gets eaten by a snake.

This is my first picture book to be published since my debut—Otto Grows Down—was released by Sterling with illustrations by Scott Magoon.


Special thanks to Harold Underdown and Karl Monger—as well as Emma Ledbetter at Atheneum—for their expertise in editing the manuscript.




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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Lori Alexander
    Mar 29, 2017 @ 14:21:15

    You’re back (to PBs, I mean)! Saw your sale posted in PM. Was always a huge fan of OTTO GROWS DOWN. Congrats on the new book!


  2. Michael
    Aug 11, 2017 @ 11:04:10

    Thanks, Lori! Sorry, I hadn’t seen your comment until now! I’ve been writing picture books all along, just didn’t sell one until Duckworth. I also have a new novel out this week called INCOGNOLIO, a surrealistic psychological thriller. Check it out!


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