Tuesday, August 25, 2009


I'm very excited to announce that Candlewick will be publishing another picture book written by ME! It's called BIG MEAN MIKE, and that is all I will tell you at this time. :) Pub date still to be determined.

Candlewick will also be publishing my picture book ARGUS in Spring 2011 and the sequel to THE DRAGON OF TRELIAN...at some point after I have finished writing it.

In other news, I have finally updated my website a bit. You can see it here: www.michelleknudsen.com. I like the new colors; the old version was starting to seem a little boring. I'm still planning to have a real redesign at some point by some talented web designer-type person who is not me, but for now I'm having fun playing around with it myself.

In other other news, I had a wonderful time traveling around upstate NY with S. I hiked mountains and caught my first trout and swam in lakes and floated down rivers in tubes and saw a lot of lovely lovely nature.

Here is a picture of me enjoying nature:

And here is a picture of me enjoying nature on my boyfriend's motorcycle (I don't drive it myself, I just ride on the back. So usually he is sitting there in front of me, but in this case he is not because he is taking the picture.) Yes, those are fishing poles lashed to the back. That is the cool way to travel to fishing spots in the Adirondacks, FYI.

And here is a picture of nature for you to enjoy, without me in it:

Now I am back in Brooklyn, trying not to miss the lovely cool lakes and mountains. I am spending a little too much time looking at the pictures...


  1. You need to email me next time you're going to be up in the Adirondacks! We will show you secret fishing/swimming places and feed you s'mores...

  2. Woohoo, can't wait to get readin'!! And good lookin' bike! :) e

  3. And also, HUGE Congratulations on the upcoming books! We'll look for you in Rochester.

  4. Since I adore Library Lion, I will eagerly await more books from you! On another note, I am very jealous of anyone with a motorcycle! Just blogged about one: http://johansennewman.typepad.com/designrocket/

  5. Yay, new picture books, and especially, yay! (double yay!) Trelian sequel!

  6. Kate! I will totally let you know next time we come up! There is a chance we will return sometime in the fall...can't wait to hear about the secret fishing holes! :) Ooh... and s'mores!

  7. Thanks, e, Barbara, and Janni! :) Barbara - love the photo of the colorful bike on your blog! (Although I still think I'm more partial to basic black, myself.)

  8. Mikki! That's fantastic!! So exciting!

    thinking of you...

  9. Hi,
    Congratulations on the forthcoming books. I came across your blog as over the past few days I have been surfing the net for blogs written by children’s authors, hoping for tips and inspiration. I will shortly be volunteering at a tiny school in the slum area of Bangalore, India. Story telling will be one of my activities. However, story books and story telling will be a new concept here, so I am a bit nervous.
    I am so glad that you and other children’s authors write these wonderful books and help in spreading joy.