2012 is off to a great start over here at Cardboard Box Adventures. Right now there are a lot of projects in the works. Here’s a quick update…
First on the agenda is a new, completely redesigned CBA website. Right now it’s in the hands of the programmers and I hope it will be up and running by February. The new website has a crisper, cleaner look and should make navigation easier and more intuitive. It should also be better for viewing on tablets. Make sure to check out the current website now so you can see the difference when the new one goes live.
The newest addition to the CBA picture book collection is going to be called Twitch the Squirrel and the Forbidden Bridge. The manuscript has already gone through the final editing process. It’s been tweaked and re-tweaked. I’ve seen sketches for most of the illustrations now, and they’re going to be amazing! Dave Allred is doing a great job on them. This new story is action-packed and encourages children to respect their parents’ rules and to recognize that many times those rules are meant to keep kids safe. I think that kids will come up with interesting answers to the questions at the end of this story. Right now I am hoping I can officially release Twitch sometime in February. Stay tuned for more information.
I am really looking forward to Cardboard Box Adventures entering a new phase of publishing in 2012. This year I will be releasing the first CBA chapter book. It is intended for grades 3 and up and I decided to write it because when I visit elementary schools, the older students often ask for something more than picture books. The idea for writing this book grew out of their questions. I have written the first draft of the story already and I’m working on editing it now. I will let you know more soon, but for now I will just say that I’m really excited about this book!