Something About the Author

Hi everyone,

I’ve received a new update to the information published about me in SOMETHING ABOUT THE AUTHOR. A complete redo of older articles came out last year in Volume 318 so there wasn’t a lot for the research writer to do but essentially add what has happened recently. The piece runs a dozen pages and includes all of my books, including 11 I wrote using the pen name Kennon Graham, several pages of reviews, and another page and a half of biographical and critical sources. I’m asked to respond to several questions: —What first got you interested in writing?
—Who or what particularly influences your work?
—Describe your writing process.
—What is the most surprising thing you have learned as a writer?
—Which of your books is your favorite and why?
—What kind of effect do you hope your books will have?
This article will come out in Volume 348. I’m not sure what year that will be. I’ll let you know when it comes out one of these days.

Still waking up the sun

Hi everyone,

Yesterday my statement from Random House arrived and I was happy to see that WAKE UP, SUN! sold 6,164 more copies over the last six month reporting period. Its total since it was published nearly 33 years ago in September 1986 is now 1,212,581 copies. Last I knew, three years ago, it was in its 72nd printing making it by far my best selling book in print. I love Hans Wilhelm’s artwork!

Another nice review of AND THE BULLFROGS SING

Hi everyone,

As my latest title, AND THE BULLFROGS SING, continues the process of finding its way into the market place, any new (good) review is most welcome. That’s why I’m grateful to Youth Services Book Review for this one. https://ysbookreviews.wordpress.com/2019/07/09/and-the-bullfrogs-sing-a-life-cycle-written-by-david-l-harrison-illustrated-by-kate-cosgrove/ The reviewer gives it a 4 rather than a 5 but the difference seems to be that she would have liked a glossary at the end of the book to define terms used in the book. I’m not sure what terms she might select but I had hoped that all was explained in the text so I chose to present addition frog facts and resources on the last page. It’s still a good review and I am delighted to receive it.

By the way, the wonderfully talented artist for this book, Kate Cosgrove, is receiving rave reviews for her work. Get acquainted with Kate’s work and you’ll become a fan too!

The frogs are off and hopping

Hi everyone,

I just checked the status on Amazon for AND THE BULLFROGS SING and am pleased that after a week it’s still ranked the #1 New Release in Children’s Reptile & Amphibian Books, #57 in Children’s Frog & Toad Books, and #87 in Children’s Reptile & Amphibian Books. Soon I hope to see some reader reviews start popping up. Publishers Weekly and Kirkus like it so that’s a good sign.