I received some great news yesterday from my editor: My manuscript for The Day-Glo Brothers has gotten all the necessary sign-offs from various folks at Charlesbridge, and so now the project can officially be released to the art department. Soon, I should know which artists they’re considering for the illustrations.

The news didn’t come via e-mail. It came in a cardboard box stuffed with Halloween-themed black-light goodies, and handwritten on a card made by Charlesbridge author/illustrator Phyllis Limbacher Tildes. You can’t beat this sort of personal touch.