Some recent book news:
The C.R. Mudgeon cover (written by Leslie Muir, Atheneum 2012, cover design by Ann Bobco) was revealed on IndieBound last week. Now I can add "can paint a fully articulated field of poppies" to my resume! That's right, I wasn't allowed to short-cut my way through the flowers impressionistically; they had to be "fully articulated!" (though, I did cheat and paint the cover much larger than actual size).
Here's an earlier post that shows the making of a tiny illustration for the back of the book jacket.
The Gentleman Bug ebook was released last week!
Starting out as an author/illustrator, I knew that it would be amazing to see a book of mine in a book store, but I never considered how amazing it would be to see the same book in the iTunes store (I'm young, folks, my dream of becoming an author/illustrator is as old as the second-gen ipod). With Borders in mind, I wonder when seeing your book in an ebook store will become the dominant thrill?