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.