Publishing is slow, except when it’s fast.


On Aug 21, 2009, at 12:16 PM, Karre, Andrew wrote:

> Hi Blythe,


> I’m finally getting to this and it’s caught my eye. Just want to make

> sure it’s still available before I forge ahead.


> Thanks,

> AK

A bit less than a year later:

Sent: Tuesday, August 03, 2010 10:46 AM
To: Dingmann, Elizabeth
Subject: Horn Book review clip
Importance: High

Dear Elizabeth,

This email contains the review of THE FREAK OBSERVER scheduled to appear in the September/October 2010 issue of The Horn Book Magazine. I …

So the last Lab book in was the first out (I have a biblical streak, I guess). Now the reviews are coming in, and they are good:

image “The bold cover photo of a human heart suggests the dark and sometimes graphic nature of the story. Those readers drawn inside will be won by the vivid characterization and fresh style.” –Horn Book Magazine

“A strong debut about learning to see yourself apart from the reflection you cast off others.” –Booklist

“A keenly observant narrator noticing life’s small details, Loa holds nothing back, which is both riveting and heartbreaking. An auspicious debut for both the author and Carolrhoda’s new Lab imprint.”—Kirkus

Congratulations, Blythe!