How's this for a sign?
Holy mackerel! Little Pickle Press said they were going to send A BIRD ON WATER STREET posters for it's feature as THE book representing the state of Georgia at the National Book Festival in Washington, D.C., and for my speaking gig at the Decatur Book Festival - both outdoor events over Labor Day weekend. I was expecting some sort of foam-core backed table topper or something. Nope! They sent this amazing metal and vinyl sign that can stand up to anything the weather might throw at it. See the stairs behind it? That will give you an idea how big this thing is. And those are all the awards it's won so far lined up at the top. The quote they used is:
"Hard scrabble living was never so enticing. In A BIRD ON WATER STREET, Dulemba seamlessly melds a coming of age story to the reality of life in a single industry town. A book that makes the leap from one era to another with ease…This is a book that sings."How awesome is THAT!? My publisher is taking care of me and A BIRD ON WATER STREET!!!
– Betsy Bird, New York Public Library Youth Materials Specialist, author of Giant Dance Party and the blog Fuse #8