Monday, February 27, 2017

Meltdown 2017 Lineup!

Announcing the author lineup for The River's Family Music Meltdown and Book Bash 2017! On March 25th, get ready to meet the following kidlit superstars...

Diary of a Wimpy Kid series

The Case for Loving; The Fight for Interracial Marriage
Two Friends; Susan B. Anthony & Frederick Douglass

The Yeti Files series

DC Superhero Girls novels

Noodles and Albie's Birthday Surprise

And a Star Wars Drawing Party with TONY DITERLIZZI & JARRETT J. KROSOCZKA!

It's snowing in Northampton, but we are ready to MELTDOWN!
(Ya baby!)

Meltdown happens at Smith Vocational School here in Northampton, MA. Doors open at 9:30. (And you'll want to get there early—Mr. Kinney takes the stage at 10 AM!)

OH! And did I mention that this event is totally free? And that Odyssey Bookshop will be on hand to sell books for the authors to sign? And that there is an amazing roster of bands that will take the stage in between the author stage times?

New Jedi Academy book on the way!

‪I finished the art for what will be my 36th published book - Jedi Academy: The Force Oversleeps, out July 25th! 176 pages of comics and journal illustrations! ‬

‪I'll take a few days to take a breath, catch up on things...then it's finishing sketches for what will be #37, revising the manuscript for what will be #38 and then outlining what will be #39. ‬

Sneak Peek!

I just received the first finished copy of my next picture book! Nothing beats that feeling—the crispness of the page turns, the smell of the paper! And I'm always impressed when they fit "Krosoczka" on the spine.
NAPTASTROPHE! will be here on May 2nd. Be sure to read it to any kid who's known the injustices of nap time. (Also please share with grown-ups who have known the ramifications of missing nap time.)
Inspired by actual events.

Scene from an Art Deadline...

Visitors from a Galaxy Far, Far Away...

A big thank you to the New England division of the 501st Legion for stopping by the WGBY PBS Love for Reading event on Saturday!