February 28, 2011

Book Event!

On Wednesday, March 2, 2011 from 5 - 8 pm,
at Arroyo West Elementary in Moorpark, California,
I will be reading and signing copies of The Sea of Bath
at the Reading Night Carnival.
With a little luck, I will also be reading a special advanced copy of ROCKET TOWN!
(Even I haven't seen it yet!)
There will be food, treats, books, balloons, jugglers, and the musical stylings of,

February 27, 2011

Last Night's SCIBA Event...

Wow!  Where do I begin?

Last night's event with SCIBA in Pasadena was an enlightening experience to say the least.  It was a great deal of fun and I got a small taste of what the publishing world is like.  It is a lot different from animation!

The emcee of the evening, the funny and talented, Cecil Castellucci hosted several speaking authors, Judy Blundell, Dr. Cuthbert Soup, Brandon Mull, and Andrew Smith. All were hilarious and inspiring!

Even though Grandma's Gloves kept my book from having any salad,
I was excited to receive a copy, being a fan of Julia Denos' illustrations.

 (see my links)

After dinner, I was busy signing books, which is a good thing!  But I did enjoy meeting and talking with authors, C. Alexander London and Fablehaven's Brandon Mull.

Me with Brandon Mull, author of the Fablehaven Series.

I really enjoyed Brandon Mull's presentation.  He has a splendiferous sense of humor.  My son and I are nearing the end of the Harry Potter saga for our storytime and I've been wondering for a while now what to read next.  As it turns out, Brandon finds inspiration in the works of C.S. Lewis, and being that my son and I thoroughly enjoyed the Narnia books, the Fablehaven Series seems the perfect choice for our next storytime adventure.

My wife, Jill thought she was in for a relaxing evening.  She thought wrong and ended up working.  She made for a great impromptu publicist. Actually, I think a few people thought she was my publicist.  She was fan-tas-tic!  She really helped me out.   She scored some autographed books for our son too!

Thank you Kay Mitchell, Publicist for Sourcebooks, Inc, Jennifer Bigelow with SCIBA, and Andrea Vuleta with Mrs. Nelson's Toy & Book Shop for having me!   It was a lot of fun!

February 25, 2011

SCIBA's Children's Books & Literacy Dinner...

I will be signing copies of The Sea of Bath at
SCIBA's Children's Books & Literacy Dinner in Pasadena, California on Saturday, February 26.

I hope to see you there!

February 17, 2011

Happy President's Day Weekend!

"Young George Washington"
Berol China Marker & charcoal, approx. 8 x 11"

I've kept this sketch that I did of President Washington for a while now in hopes that it may someday inspire a children's book.  I recently read an interesting account of the life and times of the commander of the Continental army entitled,  His Excellency: George Washington by Joseph J. Ellis.  Though I have fond memories of all of those grade school field trips to Washington D.C. and Mount Vernon, I now realize that my knowledge of George Washington may lean more towards the myth and not the man.  Ellis's biography intrigued me because it explores more of Washington's all-too-human qualities.  

February 16, 2011

Some Upcoming Events!

I will be reading my book and signing copies at the following events...

On February 26, 2011...

The Sea Of Bath by Bob Logan
early rough and final layout

Saturday, February 26, 2011
Westin Pasadena Hotel

Registration Forms available on SoCalBookScene.com

6:00 PM - Reception & Bookstore Exhibits
7:15 PM - Dinner & Program
9:30 PM - Book Signings

On March 2, 2011...

The Reading Night Carnival will be held on
 Wednesday, March 2, 2011
at Arroyo West Elementary in Moorpark, CA from 5 - 8 pm

On April 9th, 2011...

Saturday Storytime @ 11am!

On May 1st 2011...

Target Children's Stage

I hope to see you there!

February 8, 2011

Rocket Town Review!

Rocket Town arrives in April, but Michelle J. Mills, Staff Writer of the Pasadena Star-News has already said some nice words about it...

"Rocket Town" (Sourcebooks Jabberwocky, $8) by Bob Logan is a blast for children ages 1-5. Follow a cute beagle and his owner as they drive by all kinds of rockets - small, big, fast, slow and more - on the way to their own. Simple text and retro-pop illustrations make the journey one kids (and parents) will want to take again and again. Logan has worked as a story artist for films such as "Madagascar" and "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs." His lives in Thousand Oaks with his wife, son and two pugs.

Thank you, Kay Mitchell at Sourcebooks Jabberwocky for the clipping.

February 6, 2011

This Is Serious Business!

'Cause I got some business cards!
Thank you MOO.com!  I'm really pleased with the results.
I'm showing them off because they look like candies!

Bolly & Wally...

Wally is on the right.

"Bolly" was a recent purchase from Q Pop.
Wally is not.

SW: LEGO Imperial Shuttle...

Another Jack Logan homemade creation!
The kid is on fire!