Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Christmas Cookie Sprinkles and what's next

Hi all :) It's been awhile, here's the latest. I'll be working on two books starting next week, Henry the Castaway and drum roll please.... The Christmas Cookie Sprinkle Snitcher!! It's by Vip (Virgil Partch)and Robert Kraus. Hope to have both out in the spring, so you'll have plenty of time to read about Christmas cookie sprinkles before next Christmas! Please tell your friends and family what's coming up, I'd hate to see them paying $500 for old copies.

I've enjoyed seeing which books you loved as a child.

Happy Halloween, Jill

Monday, March 2, 2009

March update

Hi all, here's a little good news which I hope puts a smile on some faces today :) We just got the rights to publish another Roger Bradfield book! It's Hello, Rock, a small, sweet book about a young boy who finds a rock and imagines all the things he can do with the it. But in the end he decides he likes the rock just the way it is.

Stan the Hot Dog Man is being printed right now, I hope to have it in our warehouse by April. Hanna's Cold Winter is almost complete, it's been so much fun working from original art for the first time ever. When it's finished work on Hello, Rock, Henry the Castaway and Henry the Explorer will begin.

In between these projects I will be working on Kindle editions of The Mad Scientists' Club and David and the Phoenix, our first ebooks ever!

Monday, January 12, 2009

News, upcoming books and more!

Thank you to all the nice people at American Profile magazine, especially to Marti Attoun for taking an interest in Purple House and writing this article on January 11th about what we do! The response has been amazing :-)

If you want to follow which books we're releasing next and want to be notified about them, please subscribe to this blog. You won't be overwhelmed with messages since I plan to update it once a month or so, with our latest news.

Here's what's in store for 2009 and in to 2010. We were so fortunate to acquire the rights a wonderful series of books by Mark Taylor and illustrated by Graham Booth! An imaginative young boy named Henry explores the mountains, jungles and seas near his home, accompanied by his faithful terrier Laird Angus McAngus. First published during the 1960s-1970s, we will be reissuing two books in 2009 and two books in 2010.

Henry the Explorer and Henry the Castaway, fall 2009
Henry Explores the Jungle and Henry Explores the Mountains, spring 2010

In addition to this we're also proud to be doing another Jolly Roger Bradfield book, Giants Come in Different Sizes. If you're a fan of Pickle-Chiffon Pie or The Flying Hockey Stick, you'll enjoy this book too.

Currently, I'm finishing up on Ethel & Leonard Kessler's book Stan the Hot Dog Man and the next title I'll be working on is Trish Marx's picture book Hanna's Cold Winter.

Happy reading!