My new book, entitled Tales from Kabekona, comes out September 5th. I've been working with illustrator Caleb Kirksey and my "publicist" Maggie Vande Vrede to complete the project this week. It's a collection of children's stories that follow the adventures of two siblings and their wild band of friends. There are the three friendly goblins - Zorgus, Borgus, and Daryl. Gugga the Giant. The Wee Lil' Man. And they encounter an evil woman, The Gray Witch, and her henchmen the Bemboils.
One of my friends read a draft a while back and asked, "Are you on drugs?" Only if you count caffeine. I've been telling stories to my children for at least 6 years. I estimate I've told over 1,500. Some not worth repeating. But I've used stories to teach my kids, and to answer their questions. I hope that sharing a few of them will be meaningful to others. At least the illustrations are cool.
If you're in St. Louis, we're having a book release party on Thursday, Sept. 5th from 4:30-7:00 at 5252 S. Lindbergh Blvd. The book will be available for purchase and author signing. There will also be activities, storytelling, and snacks. More information about pre-ordering and online ordering will come.