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I'm so excited to bringing the news of a debut deal today! Kelly Rice Schmitt has written a truly beautiful, lyrical picture book text - and from the perspective of a container ship, no less. From the moment I read it I fell head over heels, and I'm so delighted she's been matched with editor extraordinaire Carol Hinz, who has signed up the talented Jam Dong to illustrate! Here's the deal announcement that went out:
We can't wait for I, SHIP to set sail in Fall 2023!