Wednesday, August 29, 2007

The Bright Side of Bad News

Now, where is that unhappy face icon?

My editor over at Clarion emailed today saying that the pub date for Six O'clock in San Francisco is going to be delayed until Fall 2008. I'm not surprised, as she had hinted at the possibility before, but it still leaves a small pit in the stomach. Like it won't all be real until I have it in my hands. It's a bit like getting to the end of a two-year pregnancy, and having your OB tell you that he was wrong about the date of conception and you really have to carry it for six more months.

On the bright side, because it is multicultural and educational it will probably do better with a fall release date. This is the blurb from Dealtime Media: When Jared wakes up in San Francisco at six o'clock in the morning, children in other parts of the world are doing other things, like going to school in Buenos Aires, Argentina, playing soccer in London, England, and eating dinner in Lahore, Pakistan, because of the difference in times zones around the globe. Includes factual material about telling time and time zones.

Randy Du Burke is doing the illustrations, and I'm sure they will be amazing. It's all for the best. It's all for the best. It's all for the best. I'm going to keep repeating that for the next 12 months.

On this date: In 2005, Hurricane Katrina slammed into the Gulf Coast.

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