Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Sunday, June 28, 2009
I recently sat down with Inquiry's Mark Lynch to talk about all things Lunch Lady. Give it a listen here. (Also, check out his great interview with children's book historian Leonard Marcus.)
PS: One month to go to the publication of the first two Lunch Lady books. It's hard to believe that I will now be able to count down in days and not months or years!
Saturday, June 27, 2009
Friday, June 26, 2009
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Aren't they great?!
Do you have drawings that you'd like to share? I would love to see them!
They can be emailed to me via firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to:
Jarrett J. Krosoczka
PO Box 60155
Florence, MA 01062
Monday, June 22, 2009
Saturday, June 20, 2009
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
This Friday and Saturday I will be teaching workshops at Disney for the Florida chapter of the SCBWI. (Pretty smart of them to hold the workshops at Disney, isn't it?)
Here is the full schedule of events.
Looking forward to seeing you there, Floridians!
Monday, June 15, 2009
Original artwork from the first Lunch Lady book, Lunch Lady and the Cyborg Substitute, is on display at the Wenham Museum in Wenham, MA. "Colorful Characters: Storytelling through Comics" is up now through September 13th.
For all of the information on the exhibit, the museum and special events*, please visit www.wenhammuseum.org/exhibits.html
*I won't be participating in any events at the museum, but I will be at the Beverly Public Library (next town over) on June 27th at 2:30 PM.
Lunch Lady and the League of Librarians will be book #2. But not to worry—both books will be available on July 28th.
Saturday, June 13, 2009
Friday, June 12, 2009
I am so thrilled to share some exciting news with you! My upcoming "Lunch Lady" graphic novel series has been optioned by Universal with Amy Poehler set to star. Here is the official article from the Hollywood Reporter.
Amy Poehler is going to make an amazing Lunch Lady. I am so honored that she will be bringing this character to life. I have been a fan of hers for years—she is a comedic genius. It's a dream come true.
Stay tuned! I'm keeping my fingers crossed (and Ralph is crossing all paws) that we get a green light.
Tuesday, June 09, 2009
no joke. was reading an essay on beauty and images at the coffee shop. decided to test the theory on myself and picked up the first thing under the coffee table. this is what i found.
Nothing like a well loved book!
Monday, June 08, 2009
This may come as to a surprise to everyone, but I was never much of a football player. I think I played on the schoolyard once and broke my arm.
Saturday, June 06, 2009
Wednesday, June 03, 2009
You can download the Lunch Lady Theme Song as an MP3 from www.lunchladycomics.com. It's catchy a little ditty, isn' it? It was written and performed by the very talented guys of Recess Monkey, check them out at www.recessmonkeytown.com.
Tuesday, June 02, 2009
The Massachusetts Center for the Book hasn't uploaded any pictures yet, but here's a pic of the podium that I snapped with my phone. I felt like a Senatah'.
We are also just back from Book Expo. Man, oh man! Talk about seeing/meeting a lot of people in a very condensed period of time. I saw many booksellers and librarians from book tours past and future. I bid unsuccessfully on a piece by Dan Yaccarino at the ABC Mostly Silent Auction. I speed dated. (Which was a blast!) And I signed a boatload of copies of Lunch Lady and the Cyborg Substitute. And I ran into Lane Smith, Jon Scieszka, Holly Black, Matt Phelan, Katie Davis, Peter Brown, Jane Yolen, Mo Willems, Betsy Lewin, Matt de la Pena, Michael Rex, Kate Dicamillo, Alvina Ling, Chad Beckerman, John Lind, Jesse Joshua Watson, Eric Wright, Dianne deGroat, Ruth Sanderson, and probably shared an elevator with more. You know, you're every day kind of book event. After reading a few blogs, I realized that there were plenty of people that I missed. And of course we missed some people because they left the party too early . . . (I'm looking at you, Tomie!)
Zoe had her first publisher's brunch with her daddy's editor and book publicist, had a power lunch with her daddy's literary agent and she also met the President, Vice President and Director of Publicity of Random House Children's Books. She has no idea what's going on.
Lots of exciting excitement going around here these days. Stay tuned for more info! Lunch Lady is less than two months away!!!