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Wednesday, June 4, 2014

News to Share: Book Deal!

So, I haven't talked about this much on here (mostly because I didn't want to jinx things), BUT I have some news to share about a picture book manuscript I've been working on for the past two years or so. After a lot of revising and waiting and revising and waiting, I'm beyond thrilled to announce that my book Edward Gets Messy has sold to Simon & Schuster Children's Books, thanks to the hard work of my wonderful agent Brooks Sherman and my awesome new editor Kristin Ostby. I am so excited to be working with this team! Here's the official announcement from PW Children's Bookshelf

I'll post any significant updates about the book's actual creation as they occur. (And rest assured, I will NOT be doing the art. I just tried to draw a pig and this was the result. Someone call a vet!)

At least it's smiling?

In conclusion: yay! 


  1. Awesome news, Rita! I can't wait to see it. I know it is a little far-off, but when you do readings in Brooklyn let me know. I will bring my in-house book tester. - Rachel

    1. That would be lovely! Thanks, Rachel!

  2. Congratulations! (I love your pig art)

  3. Congratulations, Rita! This is exciting news. Have fun throughout the publication process! And I like your piggie drawing. He's cute and looks so happy for you! :)

    Happy reading and writing! from Laura Marcella @ Wavy Lines

  4. Congratulations!! I will look forward to reading it!

  5. Thanks for the kind words, everyone!

  6. Congratulations! How very, very, exciting for you!!!

  7. congratulations! Wondrous!

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  9. Congrats Rita! Such awesome news!