I’ve been so very lucky to have lots of great news to share with folks these past few months, but the news this week is even better than usual: I’ve sold another picture book biography!
I’m delighted to announce that Eerdmans Books for Young Readers will be publishing The Amazing Age of John Roy Lynch, the story of a man who in ten years went from teenage field slave to Reconstruction-era Congressman.
If you’ve seen Eerdmans’ recent Caldecott Honor-winning biography of poet William Carlos Williams, A River of Words, you’ll have a good idea of why I’m so excited to be working with them in telling Lynch’s exceptional story.
Well, you totally p0wnd 2009, and now here you come out of the gates in 2010. Fantastic news.
[…] one has already had a long history. I completed my first draft in early 2007, sold it to Eerdmans two years ago this month, and made a research trip to Mississippi and Louisiana this past spring, […]