Aug 18 2010

My new project

Published by at 3:12 pm under gifts from the gods,Uncategorized

Did I mention I’m in the middle of working on a new book? For a while I wasn’t sure if I should be talking about it on the internet, but it turns out it’s not a secret at all, and in fact maybe you can help come up with a good title for it! No royalties will be involved for the winning title, but you will be “in the acks” as they say in the book world (the acknowledgments, that is).

So what is this book? It’s a bit of a departure for me, being neither an adaptation, nor truly a graphic novel. It’s also my first time working with Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (the fabulous Ann Rider is my editor), and working from a text by another (living) writer (Lise Lunge-Larsen —

Basically it’s a 96-page picture book with some paneled sequences (sort of in-between a graphic novel and a children’s book), on the subject of Greek and Roman mythological characters whose names have become everyday words — Fate, Fortune, Echo, etc. It should be done in October (right around the same time the Odyssey comes out) and released in late 2011. I’m pretty excited with the way it’s shaping up so far.

However, there is one small problem. We aren’t completely happy with any of our title ideas. Please comment or email me if you have any suggestions! It should be punchy and have 11-14 year-old appeal.


(Edit: The title has now been finalized. Gifts From the Gods: Ancient Words & Wisdom From Greek & Roman Mythology)

5 responses so far

5 Responses to “My new project”

  1. Marc Moskowitzon 19 Aug 2010 at 7:26 am

    I assume “Household Gods” is on your list of rejected titles?

  2. adminon 19 Aug 2010 at 10:10 am

    There are no rejected titles, everything is still under consideration. Household Gods *maybe* sounds a bit domestic, but is definitely worth putting into the mix for consideration. Thanks!

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  4. estheron 21 Aug 2010 at 5:21 pm

    Olympian Wordplay
    The Gods Speak!
    Titan Terms

  5. Tina Carlsonon 23 Oct 2010 at 2:38 pm

    How about having the title be a line of dialogue with two of the characters/words:

    Hey Echo, Nemesis was looking for you.

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