Happy August Everyone!
I hope you’re all on the beach with a great book, a cold lemonade, and people you love, having a wonderfully summery time!
We are Dog Day-ing it like the pros we are here on Blueberry Hill…
I mean, can we lie down and sleep, or what?!
It is extremely important not to overtax yourself in the heat 🙂
Traditionally, I take August off from blogging, but this year everything is so topsy-turvy that there’s no point in trying to pretend any kind of organization.
So I will mostly take August off from blogging… except for starting my new series on August 14th (because that’s the day it has to start)… and maybe having a little bit of a party on the 28th because some MONKEYS I know are having a book birthday… which gives us an excuse for cake 🙂
The new series, entitled Tuesday Debuts, will feature debut authors sharing the intimate details of how they sold their first picture book. It is intended to be educational and inspiring for all picture book writers, but especially for those who have yet to make that first sale. Who knows what nuggets of insight and wisdom and insider tips you might glean???!!! I hope you will all read it while you’re on that beach we were just discussing and find out! 🙂
Please tune in on Tuesday August 14 for our debut debut author, Chris Mihaly!
Meantime, read something good, write something great, and don’t forget your sunscreen 🙂 🙂 🙂
43 thoughts on “Dog Days”
I’ll tune in while I cuddle up in front a heater with a cup of coffee 🙂
Oh, ye on the other side of the world! 🙂 Thanks for agreeing to join us!
Keeping tuned in and looking forward to hearing about others’ successes.
Can’t wait to meet your monkeys. Happy August! 😊
I think we all have a lot to learn from each other, and isn’t it great to be able to share the information?! The monkeys can’t wait to meet you either! Hope you and Georgia are enjoying summer 🙂
How wonderful… a new series and a new book baby! Congratulations Susanna! 🐒 August sounds like fun!
I am very fond of August 🙂 Hoping the series will work out and not be one of my hairbrained schemes that falls short! And everyone loves a new baby 🙂
Love the concept for your debut series! And congrats Chris as the debut debut! Double debut? Debut squared? 🙂
I’m glad you like it, Cathy! Hoping it works out well! And yes, I think it’s debut squared 🙂
Great idea for a series! Have a great August and give those adorable dogs a little head scratch for me.
Glad you like it, Mike! Have a great August too, and dog and dog thank you for the pats 🙂
What a fun idea for a new series! I always love hearing about how writers sell their first book. Looking forward to reading everyone’s success stories and hearing more about those monkeys. 🙂
I know! I always love to hear that too. There are similarities, but everyone’s story is unique and fun to know. And no doubt there will be all manner of monkey business 🙂
I love reading book origin stories! Can’t wait for your new series
So glad you’re excited, Candice! I’m looking forward to it to! I’ve gotten to read Chris’s already and it’s really interesting!
Looking forward to the new series!
I’m so glad! 🙂
Happy Dog Days indeed! When my Two Orange Pups aren’t curled up somewhere comfy, they head to the water – either rainy walks on the riverfront or an Adirondack Lake.
Look forward to reading your debut Debut series soon!
Scouty never gets out of the water if there’s any around to lie/wade/swim in, but Jemmie doesn’t like it at all! After 10 years she’s finally reached the point where she’ll deign to get her toes wet, but THAT’S IT! 🙂 Glad you’re looking forward to the series! I am too! 🙂
Arr, I be more of a cat person. I be thinking these be they cat days too. Me cat he be stretched out on they floor, sleeping as per usual. Looking forward to they gold doubloons of advice on Debut Tuesdays.
It just so happens I currently have a visiting cat – best cat ever! – and she is also pretty good at snoozing through summer days 🙂 She is currently asleep on the bed 🙂
Happy summer, and I can’t wait for Tuesday Debuts.
Happy summer to you, David! And glad you’re looking forward to the Debuts! 🙂
Enjoy your brief time off, Susanna. I look forward to your Tuesday Debut series.
I’m using my time off to move 5 decades worth of accumulated stuff out of my parents’ NYC apartment, and get my daughter moved in before her new job starts in 3 weeks. Princess Blue Kitty is getting a workout! Glad you’re looking forward to the series! 🙂
You will be very busy. Congratulations to your daughter on her new job.
Sunscreen! Aargh! I’m on it. Thanks for the reminder. Plus the reminder about not overworking in the heat. Ha! As if…
Love and licks,
Do you get sunburn? My daughter’s pony has a white nose, and we have to put sunscreen on her or she burns! Stay cool, Cupcake 🙂
I’m looking forward to this new series, Susanna! Sounds great. Have a good summer. -Cynthia
So glad you’re looking forward to it, Cynthia! I am too! Enjoy your August! 🙂
I’m looking forward to hearing the success stories of others-great news! Keeping the AC going during this HOT summer! Wishing everyone a cool one 🙂
So glad you’re looking forward to it, Charlotte! Enjoy your AC 🙂
I am dying in Los Angeles. It is much warmer than Alaska! Waiting to attend the SCBWI LA Conference….waiting in my room where I have the temperature turned down to just a few degrees above the refrigerator. LOL
I love the idea of people sharing their success stories. I think it is important to hear the positive amongst all the negative, the different roads to getting published, as well as the heartache and frustration those roads often have.
Oh, my! LA certainly is a whole lot different than Alaska! You poor thing, all unacclimated! I hope the conference is making up for the heat 🙂 Glad you like the idea of the series!
Thank you, Susanna! And thank you, Cathy, for “debut squared.” I like it. I’m really looking forward to sharing what I’ve learned, on this blog in a couple of weeks, and celebrating all the help I received from so many along the way. (Waves at Susanna!!)
Well I am grateful to you for being the very first brave guinea pig, Christy 🙂 (waving back!)
Susanna, Love this idea. Three cheers for you and all the debut authors out there.
So glad you like the idea, Marty! Fingers crossed it will work out well and everyone will enjoy it!
Tuesday Debuts sounds like a fantastic idea! Love the dog days of summer. Hope you are having a great one!
So glad you like the idea, Jean! Enjoy your dog days… hope you have a pool (since I know how hot it is at your house given that it’s not too far from mine! 🙂 )
How did I miss this post, Susanna? I love this idea and I think it will definitely be helpful to those who are on the path. getting questions answered is so important…and knowledge is power!
I’m glad you like it, Vivian! Feel free to join in – whichever of your PBs ends up coming out first can be a Tuesday Debut! And yes, I think knowledge is power…plus we all like a good story 🙂
I need to do some summery things before summer is over. I went to the beach once- for 10 minutes, as it was almost a hundred and there was oddly NO breeze. I was visiting my mom in Cape May, so it was a short drive to the beach at least. I need to go again soon!
Can’t believe August is whipping by! Hope you are enjoying yourself this summer.