Books Published: 4
Books Under Contract: 12 (Including a new one!)
Starred reviews: 8 (So far.)
Publishers: 9 (Including a new one!)
Longest time from idea to publication: 12 years, 7 months
Shortest time from idea to offer: About 4 1/2 months for SHARK VS. TRAIN (But a new project clocked in at 7 1/2 months, which is darned impressive!)
So, what is this new project I keep mentioning oh-so-subtly? It's 88 INSTRUMENTS, just announced! In it, a kid tries to choose which musical instrument to learn, and counts them all. Julia Maguire at Knopf is the outstanding acquiring editor, and she's paired the text with art by Louis Thomas. I think we might have another winner on our hands....