I just finished a draft of the third book in my new CODY series. The working title is “Trust Cody”, but since I’m known for clunky titles, that will probably change. It’s about 500 words too long, rough around the edges, etc. etc., but woot! It’s got a solid backbone (got backbones on the brain, as Cody is currently into invertebrates).
So…it seems like a nice time to share a bit of the advanced praise “Cody and the Fountain of Happiness”, publishing in April, has gotten, like this unbelievably generous quote from Sarah Pennypacker, creator of “Clementine”:
“Cody is perfectly charming and charmingly imperfect. I’m already hoping for more…”
And from Megan McDonald, who gave the world Judy Moody and Stink:
“Every First Day of Summer should start with Cody. Whether communing with ants, spouting science, or curing a case of the whim-whams, Cody’s story is witty, heart-warming and wise.”
Two masters of the early middle grade novel–never in a million years did I hope to keep company with them.
Finding a corner to sit in and count my blessings…