On May 30, 2013 an announcement was made in Publishers Marketplace about a deal that is dear to my heart: Author of THE PUMPKIN RUNNER Marsha Diane Arnold's LOST. FOUND., the story of a red scarf which is alternately treasured and lost, appreciated and forgotten, to Neal Porter at Neal Porter Books, in a pre-empt, in a two-book deal, by Karen Grencik at Red Fox Literary (World).
I am rejoicing. I am so lucky my agent Karen Grencik stood by me through thick and thin and so lucky that Neal Porter loved my story. This is the same brilliant publisher Neal Porter whose book A Sick Day for Amos McGee won the Caldecott and whose new book if you want to see a whale is causing a sensation.
Hope to be able to tell all of you soon when we'll be seeing Lost. Found. in stores. And yes, it was a 2 book deal, but we're not sure what the second book will be yet. I can't wait to know! :)
If you want to hear the rest of the story and about my long wait between book deals I've written a post for the Picture Book Academy about the 7-year drought.