Sunday, June 06, 2010

Christmas in June

I recently took a trip to Sydney to visit a friend, but also did some business while I was there. I met with my editor at HarperCollins who is publishing the book I just finished illustrating - True Blue Santa - an aussie christmas story. I felt so little and nervous walking in there - check out this imposing building!

Anyway, it was all okay-- the editor was lovely as was the designer-- we had cups of tea and chatted, and then looked over all of the layouts. It turns out my timing was good as it was going to print that week, so I was able to go through it with a fine tooth comb and make final tweaks. I have to say I am VERY happy with how it is looking, and.... very proud (*blush*) of this being my first trade book. (eeee!)

So, it is due out in October! But I reckon it's about time I give you a sneak preview.... this is one of my favourite paintings from the book.... santa heading home after his australian adventure...


Alicia Padrón said...

Oh Kim... this is so lovely.. look at that sky! I love colorful skies like that!

How exciting that you got to meet the people you worked with. I know I would of been so nervous and shy but you.. I know you and I'm sure you did great my friend.

I am so proud you.. this looks alike an amazing book. I'll look for it for sure!


Mônica said...

Oh, it looks wonderful, Kim!
Congratulations!!! I hope HarperCollins makes it available here in the US!

Artoholic said...

Just gorgeous! ABout time we had we good Aussie version!



lil kim said...

Thanks ladies! I'm sure it will be available on amazon or the like - I'll let you know!

And Cindy- yes a good aussie version is long overdue isn't it?

flossy-p said...

O My Gosh, thatissoexciting!!!!!

I would have been shaking in my boots walking into a building like that. It's all so exciting!

Jannie aka Chickengirl said...

oooh! Look at that sky! Its beautiful! Congratulations!!!

And its pretty cool to see the offices of harper collins in Australia. I'm happy to hear the meeting went well. Looking forward to seeing this book :-) hugs!

Michelle Henninger said...

How exciting! And so excited for your new book! It looks fantastic! Can't wait to see it on the shelves! Congrats!