has started and summer already seems like pleasant dream.
I am not a morning person and miss that extra hour of sleep.
On the bright side, I do like quiet mornings and being able
to work in long stretches of calm.
of interesting things are happening here in the Toymaker's
Workshop. I'm working like crazy on the Mysterious Math
Carnival, trotting down to the post office every couple
of days mailing out prints and letters to everyone that
pledged for the book. A lovely army of toy testers is sending
me feedback about how the toys are working. So it's all
coming along nicely.
four years in the making, my new book, Haunted Histories:
Creepy Castles, Dark Dungeons, and Powerful Palaces
is out. My writing partner, J. H. Everett, spent countless
hours researching to get the history bits right and we both
co-wrote and illustrated it. Our goal was to create a book
series that our sons would enjoy reading so we tried to
fit as much gross and weird stuff as we could. The illustrations
are in black and white, which was a first for me.
hope that this email finds you well and happy. I also hope
that you find some time in the months ahead to learn something
new, read a good book and spend time with people you love.