Monday, March 27, 2017

A short film on Beautiful Angle, a street art project I cofounded with Lance Kagey


The talented Paul Cross Blanchard recently created a short film about Beautiful Angle, the street art project I cofounded 14 years ago with my dear friend, Lance Kagey. Check it out.

This film focuses on the creation and distribution of a poster we made with guest artist Stan Shaw, an illustrator with serious chops. It features the camerawork of photographer Tom Owen and filmmaker Nathan Blanchard.

Be sure to pay attention to the musicality of the piece--how Paul uses sounds and editing to create such a tight story.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

An official contract for The Bottle Imp of Bright House

Contracts are signed. Publication scheduled. Deal announced in Children's Bookshelf.

Check it out:



On her Facebook page, my agent, the esteemed Abigail Samoun said,

"So happy to see this deal announced in Children's Bookshelf. Big congrats to our Tom Llewellyn. This was one of those delicious manuscripts I couldn't stop reading until I got to the very last page--and this while I was eight months pregnant with Rowan and prone to long mid-day naps. — with Tom Llewellyn."

I'm pretty happy, too. Thanks Abi. Thanks Kelly Loughman. Thanks Holiday House.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Black String is coming out in the Czech Republic.

An offer from the Czech Republic

My kid’s novel, Black String, has yet to find an American Publisher. It’s already scheduled to come out in Germany in the fall of 2017. And just today, we received an offer from the Czech Republic.

The Publisher is called Fragment. Our foreign rights people tell us they’re supposed to be quite good.

I trust them. What do I know about Czech publishers? Nula.


That’s Czech for zero. Because I know nothing about Czech publishers.

Who wants to go with me to Prague to visit some local bookstores?

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

The illustrator for my novel, Black String, coming out in Germany

I'm so happy to announce that my German publisher, Thienemann-Esslinger Verlag, has chosen a great illustrator for the cover of Black String, my beloved kid's novel that is so-far only coming out in Germany.

The illustrator is none other than Nina Dulleck.

The book "Brilli, das Küken", illustrated by her, was awarded the International Dyslexia Quality Award in 2010. 2011 became "Glück gesucht" in Austria to the "Bücherliebling 2011". The cover of "The Little Lady" was chosen by Librikon as one of the five most beautiful covers of the year 2010. 

Check out some of her work here. 

Or here: