Wednesday, October 9, 2013

I read On Linden Sq. at the closing story hour for Theater in the Open at Maudslay State Park in Newburyport MA and did we have fun!  Two young volunteers decided they wanted to take on the entire acting project.  They wore every costume, every wig, every silly prop I brought.
The audience, a bunch of seasoned thespians, joined in the dramatic reading -- adding the sound effects of streetlights coming on, snow falling (a very quiet sound) and wind whipping.
I'm afraid future readings may pale in comparison.



































Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Ok, I keep putting blogging off.  Blog off.  Blog on.
On Linden Square is out!  Go buy one!

the...neighbors interact eating latkes and tacos with cider, enjoying music, and dancing by candlelight. Sullivan’s friendly storytelling is accompanied by pen-and-ink and watercolor illustrations that are reminiscent of Quentin Blake’s style.  
                              excerpt from School Library Journal


I thought it might be interesting to show the evolution of a picture book.

It all started with a snowstorm in Brookline almost 20 years ago, which lead to a snow sculpture, which lead to a beautiful day in the neighborhood.


Tuesday, September 3, 2013

The neighbors are coming!






Shipping to a bookstore near you on September 16!
Stella Mae Culpepper can't wait to meet you and introduce you to all the people in her neighborhood!
And she wants to know all about YOUR neighborhood.
Share your photos, drawings and stories.  Details to follow!!!



On Linden Square is due to be released September 16 by Sleeping Bear Press.  Support your local independent bookstore!  Don't know where it is?  Look it up at indiebound.org     

Monday, June 3, 2013

Bloggo Uno

Testing 1,2,3...
Neanderthal attempting to blog.
Bliggity blog blog blog.
Blogblogblog
I wrote and illustrated a picture book...
Blog blog blog
about a snowstorm in Brookline, MA
heard o' that place? blogblog?
and a little girl named Stella Mae Culpepper
(you never heard of her because I made her up)
Sleeping Bear Press in Ann Arbor Michigan is publishing it!  Comes out in September!

Look for it at your local bookstore.  I'll even blog your copy at book-bloggings.
Are you blogging me?
Roger, Blog.

Wanna follow my blog?
Which way did it go?

OK, OK, I thought I wasn't going to like this.
But I DO, I DO, I DO like to blog!
Look for all my bligging blogs!
Morning, noon and nighttime blogs!
Breezy blogs.
Slogging blogs.
Witty blogs and
Gasbag blogs.
And buy the book too! (That's subliminal marketing)

OK, anybody know how to get somebody to read this thing?