I Have Exciting Book News!



I know I’ve talked about Secret Agent Josephine in Paris for what seems like years now but guess what? It’s actually happening!  After many rewrites and a major plot change, it is officially launching this November. Mark your calendars!!

I worked on it so long I got a little sick of it but now that it’s put to bed and I’ve had some space, I’ve started to fall in love with it again. I think you guys will too. It’s a sweet story near to my heart with all my favorite illustrations of Paris! Oui! Oui!

The big launch party is planned for November 8th (time still tbd) in this cute little boutique photography studio in downtown San Juan Capistrano. I’ve always loved that area and I couldn’t be happier with the venue. Old brick walls, big windows, polished cement floor, breezy entryways (across from Starbucks and that famous Swallow dive bar)…it’s the perfect space.

I’m so happy to be collaborating with Vanessa Brooke, a very talented photographer. I might have to hit her up for new author photos! Check out her work. So good!




In the meantime I’m on their calendar for storytime every first Tuesday of the month. How exciting, no?  If you are local, please come!  I need all the support I can get.

I haven’t actually read publicly before but I figure if I can teach a watercolor class to a bunch of women I can probably manage reading my bunny books (that last about a minute each) to a bunch of little kids. Then we’ll do crafts and maybe have a snack. I think it will be a blast.


Since you have your calendars out I tentatively have a Halloween reading of Who’s There Little Hoo planned for October 29th.  Lots of book news!  If anyone wants to get involved please email me. I’m currently looking for blogs to review SAJ in Paris but supplies are limited (hardback this time! as well as e-book of course, ebooks are not as limited, just email me and we’ll hash it out.)!

10 Comments I Have Exciting Book News!

  1. Aspenroad

    Hi Brenda, I’m so excited for you. I would love to review your Paris book with my grandchildren. My grand-daughter is your devoted reader. An e-book copy is fine :). I have a small blog that I would be willing to review it on. Thanks and congratulations, happy for you!

  2. Susan:)

    So exciting! I hope to make it in November and maybe one of the readings too. I’m sure my nieces would love it!

  3. Becca

    Congratulations! I’m very excited for your Paris book. If you’re still looking for blogs to review your book (hardcover or ebook), please let me know! smiles4u2have at gmail (dot) com :)

  4. Jenny

    Congratulations! I’ve reviewed your books on Amazon (love them all!) and would review them on my blog as well if you still need blogs/reviews. Best of luck to you! :)

  5. Heather Sanders

    This is awesome! This is so what you should do forever and ever, amen!

    I wish I was closer so I could come to story hour. I don’t think anyone is ever too old for story hour!

  6. Jill

    I cannot wait for your new book and just wish we lived closer for your launch. Actually, I’d like to come to your story time as well…..


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