A DAY IN THE LIFE OF MARLON BUNDO
As Consultant on this very special children’s picture book, I edited, project managed, and helped Last Week Tonight with John Oliver usher this amazing story into the world.
You may have heard of the instant bestseller and cultural phenomenon A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo, created by HBO's Emmy-winning Last Week Tonight with John Oliver and published with Chronicle Books. Marlon Bundo is a Very Special boy bunny who falls in love with another boy bunny, Wesley. With its message of tolerance and advocacy, this children’s book explores issues of same sex marriage and democracy. Sweet, funny, and beautifully illustrated, this book is dedicated to every bunny who has ever felt different. 100% of Last Week Tonight’s proceeds are being donated to The Trevor Project and AIDS United.
Featured in the New York Times, The New Yorker, CNN, BBC, on The Ellen Show, and on Late Night with Seth Meyers, A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo sold 180,000 copies within the first three days and shot to the #1 position on Amazon within 12 hours.
New York Times Bestseller!
EQ Explorers series, by Kim Linette
With seven award-winning books completed and many more planned, this is a long-term consulting project with self-publishing author Kim Linette. EQ Explorers is an amazing series of books, each of which introduces children to a valuable principle of emotional intelligence. For these books, I edit the texts, hire and manage artist James Loram, review and comment on sketches and final art, review designed layout passes until they are ready to print, and consult on various other facets of self-publishing a successful book series. The goal is to help my client create books that are high-quality and professional, to stand out from other self-published children's books.
Press Start series, Scholastic US
Press Start is a series of books written and illustrated by Thomas Flintham and published by Scholastic/Branches. I was hired to work as developmental editor on Books 8 -13 in the well-established and best-selling series. These are action-packed, video game-themed books which target a 5 - 7 year old reader. For this series, I do a substantive edit on the manuscript's content and text, review and comment on sketches, and review final art layout passes until the publisher releases them for printing.
TIME FOR A . . . series
"[A] sweet, brief rhyming tale celebrating hugs at any hour of the day . . . . The pleasingly predictable rhyme will have preschoolers chiming in all the way to the page where the covers are pulled up. Worth a pause and may well inspire a hug or two." — Kirkus Reviews
"The charming, soft-focus illustrations are perfect for the audience, and the simple and rhythmic text invites participation. A nice choice for preschool read-alouds or one-on-one sharing." — School Library Journal
The Volume, by Luis Camnitzer
From the dot to the line to infinity: this is a whimsical children’s book about space and spatiality, with colorful illustrations and a large gatefold that illuminates the story. Author Luis Camnitzer is a celebrated artist known for art that deconstructs accepted frameworks and exposes systems of power. In The Volume, he turns his powers of observation to familiar visual ideas and helps us to see them anew. Filled with beauty and humor, Camnitzer’s first children’s book will enlighten and delight readers of all ages.
"An abstract conversation starter for readers of all ages who like thinking deeply about artistic and conceptual expression." ― Kirkus Reviews
"Interesting and intelligent and strange . . . A book that I will actually be keeping for myself." ― Elizabeth Bird, School Library Journal
"Luis Camnitzer’s The Volume offers a whimsical exploration of the concepts and techniques that form the foundation of life and art. It’s a wonderfully illustrated and mind-boggling work that’s sure to spark conversations among youngsters interested in discussing the magic and mystery of artistic expression." ― San Francisco Book Review