At long last, I have found a publisher for my middle-grade chapter book series Peter Little Wing!!!
I have signed a contract with Pandamonium Publishing House in Hamilton, Ontario for Book 1, with the next six books to be submitted for approval/right of first refusal over the next couple of years or so...
Here's a rough blurb for the first two books, without giving too much away:
Peter, a captive Southern Fiordland Tokoeka Kiwi, and his friends from the National Aquarium (Onion, a Little Blue Penguin with an inner ear imbalance; Tim, a Tuatara with Generalized Anxiety Disorder; and Rangi, a Kea Parrot with clipped wings) embark on a quest through the unfamiliar wilderness of New Zealand in search of three ingredients needed to create an elixir to cure Peter’s ailing grandfather. Together, they traverse the length of the South Island of NZ, all the way across the Cook Strait and back home to the North Island. They learn what they are all capable of in the wild of the wop wops, and what the world beyond the "Wall of Shadows" of Peter’s habitat is all about.
Sample interior black & white artwork (see above) by Gordon Bagshaw, who will be providing interior illustrations and the cover art for the Peter Little Wing series.
You may recognize the name Gordon Bagshaw because he is also the illustrator of my picture book, Libby the Lobivia Jajoiana (co-written with Kevin Risk, my husband) to be published by Mirror World Publishing THIS OCTOBER 1st!
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