Tuesday, April 09, 2013

Congratulations, Eliza Wheeler!

Over the weekend, I attended a fabulous book launch party.

"Miss Maple's Seeds" is written and illustrated by talented good friend & fellow mentee Eliza Wheeler (winner of 2011 SCBWI Portfolio Showcase).  Here are some photos at the event.

Eliza reading "Miss Maple's Seeds".
The counter at Skylight Books. 
Fans and friends at the book launch party.
Miss Maple doll & a basket of goodies (all made by Eliza!).
Fan art, by Mary Lundquist.

Now that Eliza had done a book featuring my name (which she wrote before we met, but still!), I feel like returning the favor.

You see, my neighbor raises chicken in her yard and does not have a gate-policy, so I constantly find chicken walking about in my front yard. (And sometimes mysteriously in my backyard –– a case I still have to investigate –– how did they hop the fence?)

So, somewhere in the future, I should write a book called... "Miss Eliza's Wandering Chicken".

"Miss Eliza's Wandering Chicken"

But seriously, if you haven't already, get a copy of "Miss Maple's Seeds" today!  The story is wonderful and the illustrations are marvelous!  Here is a link to Amazon.

(Or, better yet, support your local bookstore and get a copy there!)

A big congratulations again, Eliza.  I LOVE the book! =)


Brooke Boynton Hughes said...

Hooray for Eliza!! What a great post, Maple! I wish I could have been there :)

Eliza Wheeler said...

What a fantastic post, Maple! I love the photos; thank you for documenting so thoroughly. I love the shot of the counter at Skylight with my books lining the shelves. I didn't even see that while I was there!! So fun to have my wonderful kidlit friends there to support me. And that illustration - too awesome!!! You're the greatest!