After three years in development, I'm so happy to tell the world about Swatch! She pubs in early 2016 with Balzer + Bray. PW announcement here:
"Alessandra Balzer of HarperCollins imprint Balzer + Bray pre-empted world rights to Swatch, Color-Tamer, a picture book by Julia Denos that marks her debut as an author-illustrator. It tells of a girl named Swatch who wants to harness the power of colors so she can create her own masterpiece – only to find that colors have a will of their own. The book is slated for winter 2016; Brenda Bowen of Sanford J. Greenburger Associates was the agent."
Drawing courage from my pal #NYPLion
Gogogogo #finalartmarathon #swatch2016
Serif steals title page. This whole thing's gone belly up.
Hello from the eye of the storm! #bookmaking #SWATCH2016
Thx to @chadwbecks for classing up my business cards. #pantonelove
Read this as soon as you can.
Ah, the loukoumades! Feeling just a little more "Denos" today. #greeklove
Usually it takes a pile to get one picture book spread right.