Mail's Here!

The UPS man just dropped off a package. What could it be? Penguin Package

Oh my! Let us see what's inside. Could it be... illustration proofs? Why, it is!

Grandmothers proofs

Okay, okay, so I knew these were coming, but I didn't know they'd look so great! Before it sounds like I'm patting myself on the back here, I should point out that the lovely Trish Parcell at Random House cleaned up my pen-and-ink illustrations so that they would nice and crisp. I'm pretty pleased with how they turned out.

grandmothers proofs

Charlie and the Grandmothers comes out everywhere books are sold on August 4th. But you can pre-order it from Amazon and many other retailers now.



It's Dot Com!

In what will undoubtedly be more exciting news for me than for you: I have FINALLY acquired the domain! So, any day now, you'll be able to tell people to go to, and you won't have to text them later to say, "My bad. It's skary dot NET," and all those blogs that have been getting it wrong for eight years now will not have to do a darned thing. Update: Childrin R Skary has officially relocated. Any old links you have pointing to will redirect automatically. If you tell anyone about the site, make sure you waggle your eyebrows and do witchy fingers as you emphasize "dot COM!" Then watch as your friends ooh and ah before they've even seen it.

In celebration, here's a totally unrelated illustration of what Doctor Who would be like if Tom Waits were the Doctor.

Doc Waits