Ruth McNally Barshaw is a force of nature. There's just no other way to put it. When she wants something, she goes after it with her whole heart and soul. Hence the release of the sixth Ellie McDoodle book later this month--and hence her latest big news!
I am so pleased to tell the world that Ruth's name will soon be on a picture book for the first time! (The first of what I know will be many, many times...) Ruth was approached by the good folks at Sleeping Bear Press to provide the artwork for a warm, funny text about a lion who escapes from the circus and becomes a part of a human household, where he gets just a little too attached to a life of relaxation, written by WILLOW author Denise Brennan-Nelson. And now LEOPOLD IS LOST is well underway and is scheduled to release in just a year's time!
I couldn't be prouder of Ruth for how hard she's worked to develop her craft so it will succeed in the picture book arena. Yay, Ruth!