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Herman and Rosie cover


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I can finally, officially tell you my news! Herman & Rosie has been sold to a US publisher! My agent in New York ended up taking the book to auction where Neal Porter Books (Macmillan) won the rights to publish. Very exciting! There is a bit about it in Publishers Weekly here: (http:// ?u=d684790bedf89afe76e7b915 6&id=874e62f3f2&e=cf2ee82a e1) Will let you know US publishing dates when I get them. Huge thanks to my agent Charlie Olsen at Inkwell Management. Have been sitting on this for two weeks - couldn't hold it in much longer!
Woah! It's been awhile huh - sorry. Well, my book, Herman and Rosie is in the bag, done and dusted. It is now doing the rounds overseas (I have some exciting news about this but can't tell you just yet!) So happy to have finally finished what has been a huge project for me - one that was both fun and exhausting. I don't want to crap on about the hours I put into this book but I can safely say that I have never spent as much time on one singular book. There is a little more about this in an interview I did over here at the Kids Book Review (KBR) site. Thankfully Penguin Australia were very patient (they were probably freaking out underneath but I'm glad they didn't let on!) I also worked with some really great people - my editor Katrina Lehman, my designer Tony Palmer and my publisher Laura Harris. These guys put in some hefty hours as well. 
Herman and Rosie comes out in Australia and New Zealand in September and as far as elsewhere in the world, I will let you know soon - when they let me talk about it!


Anyway it's done and I am allowed to show you the cover (above). Hope you like it.


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That is an AMAZING jacket! Looking forward to finding out when I might be seeing this in the US.

March 15, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBen Clanton

Hey, thanks Ben! Appreciate it. Will let you know about the US as soon as I can say something. Cheers!

March 15, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterGus Gordon

Holy moly this is SO exciting! I am over the moon for you GG and that cover is totally inspired. Who could resist? Good for you Gus its the best news on the blogwaves. jxx

March 21, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterjen storer

Ha! Thanks Jen... not sure it's the most exciting news on the blog waves (is that what the kids are calling it these days?) but it is exciting - you've made me even more so! Speak soon, GG x

March 22, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterGus Gordon

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