Archive for June 16, 2011

Crockett Johnson and Ruth Krauss biography: The Text’s in the Mail

An update.  Shortly after yesterday’s blog post, my editor said I could go ahead and send it all in.  This means either that he (or someone else) will now seek places to cut or that it’s moving ahead to the copy-editing stage.  Either way, it’s off my desk until [unknown date]!

With a mixture of pride and embarrassment, Nine Kinds of Pie commemorates this (possibly) momentous occasion with some amateur photography.

The Purple Crayon and a Hole to Dig: The Lives of Crockett Johnson and Ruth Krauss -- DVD featuring manuscript and all images
DVD containing the full manuscript plus all images.
The Purple Crayon and a Hole to Dig: The Lives of Crockett Johnson and Ruth Krauss -- a panorama of permissions
A panorama of permissions.
The Purple Crayon and a Hole to Dig: The Lives of Crockett Johnson and Ruth Krauss -- now in envelope, ready for mailing, poses for a photograph that it will later regret
Envelope (containing ms., images, &c.) poses for a photograph that it will later regret.

 

The Purple Crayon and a Hole to Dig: The Lives of Crockett Johnson and Ruth Krauss -- manuscript at last evades grinning lunatic
Diving into mailbox, envelope at last evades grinning lunatic. Whew!

One final note: If this is indeed going into copy-editing now, then expect The Purple Crayon and a Hole to Dig: The Lives of Crockett Johnson and Ruth Krauss to be published in June 2012.

If you liked this post, you might also enjoy previous entries of similarly dubious merit, all concerning the Interminable Editing of The Purple Crayon and a Hole to Dig: The Lives of Crockett Johnson and Ruth Krauss:

 

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