Friday, February 24, 2017

Cover Reveal for WINDOWS by Julia Denos and E.B. Goodale

Hello, Julia! 

Julia Denos: What's up Mr. Schu!

Hello, E.B.! 

E.B. Goodale: Hi John! Thanks for helping us share a sneak peek of Windows!

Thank you both for visiting Watch. Connect. Read. to finish my sentences and reveal the STUNNING cover for WINDOWS. Shall we get started? 

Julia and E.B.: YES


Windows tells the story of evening in a local neighborhood. It's all about that crepuscular time between night and day when the lights turn on in the windows down your street. Taking a walk through your neighborhood becomes a new experience.

E.B. Goodale's cover illustration captures the heart of that feeling: being outside, being inside. In just one moment you can pass by many worlds different from your own, but all of them "home".

Windows is my debut picture book text (as author only) for Candlewick Press. I wrote it with Emily in mind. I've always been moved by her atmospheric art and we have a similar taste in the stories we love, so it felt right to begin making books together. It's an honor to work with her.

Visit E.B. Goodale's website. 

When I received the manuscript for Windows, I actually cried! It is a sweet, simple story that highlights the beauty in the everyday and sparks joy in my heart.

The cover illustration for Windows reveals the essence of the story by capturing that ephemeral moment in the evening as day turns to night.

Julia Denos and I first met working in a children's bookstore together many years ago and have been best buds ever since. This collaboration has been many years in the making and so we are VERY excited to share it with the world!


Look for Windows on October 17, 2017. 


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