Thursday, October 29, 2009


I have left the diaspora. On Sunday, November 1st at 11:00 I’ll be reading and signing Moonshot at the Texas Book Festival in Austin. It’s a great festival — with much better barbeque than the Brooklyn Book Festival, it has to be said — and it’s great to be part of it this year. The Festival web site is here, and the specifics on my reading are here. Come on by!


In another bit of Moonshot news, I’m pleased to report that the book is now a finalist for the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Prizes for Excellence in Science Books for children and young adults. (Say that ten times fast.) I’m happy to see the book in the company of some great science books for kids that came out this year. You can read more about the prize and the other finalists here.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Society of Illustrators Original Art show

It was a pleasure and an honor to receive a silver medal last night from the Society of Illustrators. The medal was for Moonshot: The Flight of Apollo 11, and was presented at the opening of the Society’s annual Original Art show. Thank you to the Society and judges, and to everyone there for the generous congratulations!

You can read more about the show here. I’m very happy to be a part of it, and to know so many other talented people who are, too. If you’re in range of New York and interested in children’s book illustration, it’s well worth the visit!

Above: A detail from the image from Moonshot that’s on display at the show.