June 27th, 2011

look! look! first copies of our new book!

This morning I went into the Scholastic offices to interview publisher Alison Green for Ireland's Inis magazine, and the production team I've been working with had a surprise!

Fresh off the press! Brand-new copies of our book with Gillian Rogerson, You Can't Scare a Princess! We were all a bit giddy, there's nothing like working like crazy on a book, then seeing it all printed up. Ta-DAH!

Here's editor Fiz Osborne, me, designer Zoe Waring, and my new editor, Ellie Parkin. (I started the book with editor Katherine Halligan, who went on maternity leave, then worked on it with freelance editor Alison Ritchie, and now with Ellie. Actually, Zoe was my constant through the whole project, so we probably worked the most closely, but it's a lovely agreeable team at Scholastic, so the whole process felt fairly seamless. They like to swap around jobs at Scholastic, just to get a feel for what it's like in other areas of production, so Fiz and Ellie have both come along as publicists with me on events, even though they're editors. (Fiz came on her first festival event ever with me as a publicist - in Bath - and we had such a good laugh!)

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