Welcome to Sharktober! The jawesomest month of the year! And the first month to see Neighborhood Sharks swim onto shelves across the country!
We kicked off the festivities on Tuesday night with my launch party at New York City’s Books of Wonder. Full of friends, sharks, wine, and cupcakes, it was the perfect way to welcome my first book into the world. There was even a remote-control air shark in the room—if only I could bring that baby with me everywhere!
That night I also got the news that Neighborhood Sharks is a 2014 Junior Library Guild selection, and the next morning Amazon announced that Sharks is a nonfiction Book of the Month pick for October. Out for not even a day and already winning awards—hurray for all this shark book love!! I can hardly wait to start sharing this book with kids in my upcoming school visits.
If you live in the Bay Area, please join me for the book’s west coast launch party at Books Inc. in Mountain View on Wednesday October 8th from 7 to 9 pm. The RSVP’s are pouring in and they’re loading up on copies of the book. We’re gonna need a bigger store! See you at the shelf!