Out of the Way! Out of the Way! is featured today by Niranjana Iyer over at Brown Paper. Niranjana also reviewed the book for The Asian Review of Books.
Plot consultant Martha Alderson was also scheduled to feature the book today, on her blog, Plot Whisperer for Writers and Readers.
However, a funny thing happened between draft and final. You know how that works.
Martha found that my beginning answers to her questions raised still more questions, so we're back to e-mail exchanges right now, because the plot implications of a tree-road-boy picture book are, well, growing a little larger than we'd thought they might.
It's all good, and it's all necessary. We're just going--all together now!--Out of the Way! Out of the Way! for a little while to make it happen. Martha's post will go live later this week, or as a postscript to the tour early next week.
All this talk of trees and roads made me realize, as I took this picture of a road and some trees in Ann Arbor, Michigan, that I've been taking pictures of paths, trails, roads, and trees for years, for no particular reason.
Funny how the subconscious mind works. These are from assorted places (New Mexico, Colorado, Washington State, India, Singapore, and Switzerland).
Meanwhile over at the Lee & Low office, they're sprouting seed paper.