Tuesday, March 19, 2013

New Book Deal

I had mentioned in my last post that I took a trip to Paris for research for my upcoming picture book. Well, the book has been announced in Publisher's Weekly, so I can officially sing out my excitement for it!

I'm illustrating a picture book that was written by Danielle Steel about a stylish teacup chihuahua called PRETTY MINNIE IN PARIS. It'll be published by Doubleday Books for Young Readers/Random House in fall 2014. Cute pooch, fashion, Paris, super fun picture book! My husband and I took that trip to Paris in January so I could get a real feel for the city of lights. I took thousands of reference photos to make sure I draw Paris right in the illustrations - small things like electrical outlets look different there and I want to make sure I draw those details correct in the book. We also visited Danielle and her own sweet chihuahua named Minnie at their home in Paris. Danielle was so warm and friendly, and we had such a lovely trip.

Thanks for sharing in my excitement with me!

5 comments:

Nessa Dee said...

Congratulations on the book deal! That's awesome! And thanks for the comment on my animals in eyeglasses. It made my day. I'm already trying to think of the story behind these characters.

Kristi Valiant said...

Thanks, Nessa Dee! You definitely need to get an eyeglass animal dummy going. Those are perfect.

KristinS said...

Wow! Wow! WoW! Congrats, Kristi! What a great perk...I adore Paris!

Rachel Markwick said...

How exciting! Paris and a chihuahua- what a great combination. Look forward to seeing the book illustrated! I'm new to all this and just working my way around and liked your style!

Kristi Valiant said...

Thanks, Rachel and Kristin! Paris was absolutely lovely. I hope to get to go again someday!