Friday, March 19, 2010

Sherry Shahan's PURPLE DAZE to Running Press!

Sold--An amazing book to an amazing editor!

From Publishers Weekly
March 19, 2010

Children's:Young Adult
Sherry Shahan's PURPLE DAZE, a provocative free verse novel set 1965 Los Angeles in which six high school students navigate war, riots, love, rock 'n' roll, school, and friendship, to Kelli Chipponeri at Running Press Kids, for publication in Spring 2011, by Jill Corcoran at Herman Agency.

Sherry Shahan is the author of 30 books for children, including books for preschoolers to middle-graders, both fiction and nonfiction. She is also a photo-illustrator. Current titles include novel Death Mountain (Peachtree), Spicy Hot Colors/ Colores Picantes and Cool Cats Counting (August House). An animated version of Spicy appeared on PBS “Between the Lions.” Her Alaskan-based adventure Frozen Stiff (Random House/ Yearling) remains in print after 10 years; it’s currently on the “Battle of the Books” list nationwide.

Sherry holds an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts and teaches writing courses for UCLA Extension. She's been a featured author in the week-long Kern County Young Authors Fair in Bakersfield, as well as a presenter at professional conferences such as Colorado Council of International Reading Assn., Texas Library Assn., California Reading Assn., California School Library Assn., California Teachers of English, Santa Barbara Author-Go-Round, StoryFest in Ventura, and Eureka Author Festival .

Optical Illusion Art by Walter Anthony


  1. Congratulations!

    That, by the way, is the strangest picture. It's tripping me out.

  2. This sounds like an awesome title! Looking forward to buying and reading it. Congratulations to you both!

  3. Sounds like a terrific novel. Congrats to you and Sherry! :)

  4. Yay, Sherry! Awesome news!!!

  5. Sounds like a great book. Can't wait to read it!

  6. Saw this a little late, but CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



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