Sunday, January 22, 2012

Yes, I'm still here...

But here is now Los Angeles, and I have been buried (in a good way, of course) with work. I'm realizing that I haven't even done a brief update on the blog. So, in no particular order:
1. We've moved 400 miles away from Sausalito to Los Angeles, aka The Land of the Leafblower. I have plenty of thoughts and observations about my new home, and I hope to do a series of LA impressions at some point, but that will have to wait a while, because:
2. I am in the middle of final art for not one, but two picture books. I'm hard at work on SNIPPET (Knopf), an energetic little snail who drives his family crazy by waking up too early AND another ZOE book. Zoe is back and now, she must share her room--her precious room--with her little sister. But wait, who's Zoe, you ask? That's right, I keep forgetting...
3. ZOE GETS READY (Arthur A. Levine/Scholastic) is not on shelves yet. But it will be soon (May)! And the trailer is finished. You can view it here. I'll be sharing more info as we get closer to the release date. In the meantime...
4. Back to work. *Cracks whip* I apologize for being out of touch. I miss my blogging friends and promise to post more frequently once the painting frenzy is over!

5 comments:

Jane said...

Hi Bethanie, it's great to hear that you are doing SO well. What a lot of change for you including the move? The books are brilliant news but not surprising as you just have SO much talent. Many congratulations. I look forward to seeing some of your new work...is anything heading over this side of the pond. Take care,
Love Jane x

Jennifer Noel Bower said...

Congratulations on all of your wonderful news! Can't wait to see your new releases.

Amanda said...

I love the trailer! Looking forward to seeing what else you're working on, too.

Bethanie Murguia said...

Thanks everyone! Jane, I've heard a rumor that *something* may be heading across the pond, but it's not confirmed yet. You will be one of the first to know. :) It's so nice to hear from you.

AtelierBrigitte said...

That trailer of 'Zoe is getting ready' is just adorable!