Picture book author Mary Lyn Ray has lots of experiences with dogs and lots of experiences with school visits, and so it seems perfect that the two should come together in a manuscript called A LUCKY AUTHOR HAS A DOG. And it's even more perfect that the wonderful Arthur Levine should read the manuscript and see in it another, parallel story—one about a child who wants to be an author and wants a dog, who meets the adult author character at a school visit, when everything comes together.
You've probably guessed by now that this is an announcement of a new book deal! Arthur A. Levine acquired Mary Lyn's picture book manuscript for his imprint at Scholastic, and we couldn't be happier. Huge congratulations, Mary Lyn!