Illustration of "Brianna's Book Stop" by Jeffrey Duckworth / Book Cover for WHERE DO DIGGERS SLEEP AT NIGHT? (on the bookmobile) by Christian Slade

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Good News Day Tuesday: A Book Birthday and Two Launch Parties!

Sorry it has been so long since I have posted on here! Excited to get back to blogging!

And so excited that today's "Good News Day Tuesday" is a very special one for me! Today is the book birthday for my third picture book, WHERE DO STEAM TRAINS SLEEP AT NIGHT?

Picture books take along time to come into the world (much longer than babies :) )! So I am so very excited that you can all finally see Christian Slade's amazing illustrations of train moms and train dads getting their little boy and girl trains ready for bed!

In honor of my launch day, I would love to invite you all to two special launch parties:

If you are in the Seattle area (or will be this Thursday night): You are cordially invited to my in-person launch party at the fantabulous, Mockingbird Books! I hope to see you there!!

And if you are not in the Seattle area (or even if you are but you just want to check this out too): You are cordially invited to my online Train Station Book Launch party on  my website. Just chug on over to
the party for a freight-load of train and picture book fun!

All aboard!


  1. I still wonder about where the trains and diggers go at night, even after all these years... Welcome to your adorable book!

    1. Thanks so much, Mirka! I'm very lucky that it's a question that makes a lot of people wonder! (And luckily it made my then 2-year-old son wonder, which gave me the idea for the whole first book. :) )

  2. That’s nice!! The first birthday of our kid will also be very special for us. The birthday is one month away but we have already started the preparations for a huge party that we would be hosting at one of the Chicago event venues. There will be so much fun for the adults as well as the kiddos in our family.