Happy Publication Day to Amanda Ashby's DATING THE GUY NEXT DOOR!

Maybe, baby…
      
Kate Mitchell is finished with love. After a recent relationship disaster, she's had it.  Sure, she's noticed her smoking hot new neighbor, Matt Hunter, moving into the converted warehouse next door. But she resolves to keep her fantasies just that.

But fantasy becomes reality when he shows up in her gallery.  Matt is a logical, meticulous type while Kate's more of a fly-by-night free spirit.  And she won't allow herself to be led into another relationship -- especially not with someone who wants to start a family.  She can't do that.

Still, even Kate can't deny Matt's charm, and soon realizes she's falling for him hard.  If she tells him she won't have a baby, she'll break his heart.  But if she doesn't she might break her own…

We've got a review from Lush Book Reviews, that says, "This is the first book I have read by Ashby and if all her books are cute and funny like this one I will definitely be reading much more."  (See the complete review here).  

Congratulations to Amanda Ashby!
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Announcing a Deal - SUPER HAPPY PARTY BEARS by Marcie Colleen

I am lucky enough to work with the wonderful Marcie Colleen – she’s a genius picture book writer and absolutely sterling person.  We’ve got three projects in the pipelines, from Balzer + Bray and Scholastic.  This summer, she called and let me know that she’d been talking with a friend and publisher, Erin Stein at Imprint – Erin had a great idea for a chapter book series and wondered if Marcie might like to write it.  As it turns out, Marcie and I had always chatted about the possibility of doing chapter books, sometime.  Sometime arrived!  And the books are going to be superb – funny, full of energy, not to mention charming as heck illustrations by Steve James. 

Hooray and congratulations to everyone involved! 

 
Here's a peek at the covers:



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