While the tigers and the turtles are totally relevant, I’m afraid that there won’t actually be any references to lions. I’m sorry if anyone feels misled. I just wanted a third animal to round out the title and lion seemed to foot the bill. I’ll try not to do it again.
Anyone, so given lions are off the menu, what is this about tigers and turtles? Well, it isn’t exactly about tigers and turtles. It’s more about Tiger-Turtles. And that is the real subject of the announcement I’m making today.
I am extremely pleased to announce that, thanks to the help of the fine people at Evolved Publishing, I will be publishing my first children’s picture book in 2014. And the title of that book is, of course, Thomas and the Tiger-Turtle.
So what exactly is a Tiger-Turtle? I’m not telling. You’ll have to wait and see when the book comes out, which should be in May next year.
This is a bit of an adventure for me. I’m excited, after self-publishing my novellas and novel, to be working with a publisher. I’m also excited to be moving into a different type of storytelling. While I still plan to keep working on more of my dag-lit type stories (I’m still hoping to have Neville #3 out before the end of this year), I really enjoy writing stories for children as well. And I’m especially looking forward to working with an illustrator to see the story take visual shape before my eyes.
So keep posted. I’ll hopefully have more news as we move forward. Because I think it’s time the world knew all about Tiger-Turtles.
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