Shame on me, I'm goofing off instead of writing. Going to go for a run, then come back and hunker down before the big b-day party this afternoon. I'm up to 20,000 words on my WIP, so yay me!
Got the final cover for IT'S RAINING CUPCAKES last week. Copy edits are arriving Monday, so things are moving along, although the book won't hit shelves until March, 2010.
This is a mid-grade novel for 8-12 year olds, published by S&S-Aladdin. Here's the jacket copy:
Twelve-year-old Isabel is dying to get out of Oregon. She spends her free time in the library, reading and dreaming about faraway places. When her mom decides to open a cupcake shop in their little town of Willow, Isabel feels like buttercream frosting to a cupcake - stuck. It seems as if it will be another disappointing summer, until Isabel learns of a baking contest in New York City. If she can come up with a winning recipe, she might have a chance of competing in the bake-off!
But Isabel's best friend, Sophie, is also entering the contest, and things always seem to go Sophie's way. To make matter worse, Isabel and her mom don't exactly see eye-to-eye on the type of recipe Isabel should enter.
In this sweet treat by popular teen author Lisa Schroeder, Isabel discovers that maybe it's not about where you go in life as much as it is about enjoying the view from wherever you are.