So much has happened in the last 16 months, and yet I haven't blogged in ages. I think it's because I found I really enjoy micro-blogging on Instagram. It's quick and easy and I can do it from my phone when I have a few minutes.
Here's a recap of a few big things that happened since I last posted:
- I won a PEN New England, Susan P. Bloom Children's Book Discovery Award for my non-fiction picture book manuscript, Flying Deep.
- My agent sold Flying Deep to Karen Boss at Charlesbridge Publishing.
- My family moved from Massachusetts, USA to Dublin, Ireland. We lived there for one year.
- My family moved back to the USA about a month ago.
Here's the cover of Flying Deep, illustrated by the fabulous Nicole Wong.
Publication Date: May 2018
From the jacket:
you’re the pilot
of Alvin, a deep-sea submersible
barely big enough for three.
Climb inside the coolest vehicle
around and dive almost two miles
down to the bottom of the ocean.
Follow a typical dive schedule for
the day. Descend at 8 am—
Down, down, down.
Head back to the surface to arrive
by 5 pm—
Up, up, up.
What will you see?
What discoveries will you make?
What do you think of the cover? It's pretty wonderful, right?
Back to my microblogging for a minute: While I was in Dublin, I posted #DublinLife almost daily on Instrgram. These posts highlighted something about my life in #Dublin that was different compared to my life in the US. Now that we're back, I'm posting #RochesterLife. I hope you'll check it out. If you're not on Instragram, I cross post to Twitter and to my "Michelle Cusolito, Author," Facebook Page.