Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Odd book titles, finishing touches on Big Cat Pepper

My blog today should be "read, write, laugh."

One of the things I don't do well is come up with titles. I admire people who do short snappy titles -- Laurie Halse Anderson is incredible at this with titles like Speak and Chains. I seem to prefer ten words or more....

So here's a contest for oddest book title of the year, started at the international Bologna Book Fair. Read to the end (it's a short article) for a good laugh.

We're getting down to the details on Big Cat Pepper. Melanie Cecka at Bloomsbury just sent me flap copy to check over, and asked for my dedication. Lauren Castillo's artwork is all done and is absolutely gorgeous.

1 comment:

Lauren Castillo said...

Thank you Elizabeth! Yes, it is very exciting that things are coming together with BCP. I can't wait to see the design proofs! Thanks also for the nice comment over at my blog. Those location drawings are fun and loose, and I find myself scribbling without needing to pay much attention...of course thats not how it works with my picture book art--there needs to be a bit more focus with that work :)