Hi, I'm the author of When the Whistle Blows, a middle grade novel edited by Patricia Lee Gauch that came out with Philomel Books June 11, 2009. The process of getting a book accepted for publication is a wild ride! And I'm finding out that having a manuscript accepted is just the beginning of the process. Join me in my countdown to (and after!) publication as I share the many lessons I'm learning about the publishing and bookselling worlds. Here I'll share my hopes, dreams, frustrations and tips on book marketing, as well as interviews with children's book industry professionals, and other children's book news.