Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Friday, July 25, 2008

First Review of I'M LOOKING FOR A MONSTER!

bookgasm.com has reviewed my book!:

It will take you maybe 15 seconds to read I’M LOOKING FOR A MONSTER in its entirety, but I’ll bet you take much, much longer to peruse its pages. See, Timothy Young’s book is a pop-up, intended for pre-kindergarteners, and while they’ll be entranced by the wheels, tabs, flaps and snaps, it’s adults like you who can truly appreciate Young’s illustrations. Each spread contains a single-colored background, with all the figures in the foreground in black. Only eyes, teeth and various kinds of horns and claws render as white, making for a simplistic, stark cartoony look that’s rather cool. It should keep the kids entertained until Halloween, when they’ll wish their trick-or-treat bags looked as hip.

Monday, July 21, 2008

New Contest!


Things are finally calming down a bit. I just got another email from someone who wants me to do another book-signing and I'm hearing from friends all over who've gotten the book. Since I can't be everywhere looking in bookstroes to see who's carrying it, especially small local bookstores, I have a challenge and a reward. Send me a picture of you holding a copy of "I'm Looking For A Monster" in front of your local bookstore (if your the owner of the store, you can do it yourself!) If you can't get the book locally, but bought one online, take a picture in front of something interesting in your area (like the Eiffel Tower or the Great Wall of China). I'll put the pictures online and on Halloween, I'll draw a random winner of another Monster Sculpture! I'm only going to cast a few of these, mostly as gifts to people who've helped on the book. I'm going to sign and number them. Email the pictures to me at pics@creaturesandcharacters.com

Sunday, July 13, 2008

What a week!


On Tuesday, the release date for the book, I found that I was front page news. I new my local paper was doing an article, lucky for me it was a slow news day and I made not just the front, but above the fold. Here's a link to the full text.

Then, on Wednesday I read I'm Looking For a Monster for the first time to a group of kids at storytime at the Easton branch of the Talbot County Library. About 2 dozen kids were there and a bunch of adults. It was great fun. The Star Democrat ran this picture of the event in Thursday's paper and a video on their website.




Here's the caption: PHOTO & VIDEO BY ROXANE DOSTER WATTS Easton author Timothy Young read his book “I’m Looking for a Monster” to children at the Talbot County Free Library. The children also made a picture that included their own monsters. Young is currently working on his next book, “I’m Looking for a Dinosaur,” which he expects to be out next year. Young will be at the Old Towne Creamery in Easton on Saturday to sign his book, which was released Tuesday.

You can see the video here.

On Saturday I had my first Book Signing at the Olde Towne Creamery. We sold close to 50 books and had a great time seeing friends, collegues and lots of local kids come out. I'll have photos from that event next week.

Don't forget to check www.ImLookingForAMonster.com for more events and where to buy the book. Let me know if you find it locally, and I'll give your local bookstore a plug.

Tim

Monday, July 7, 2008

My Book Is Out!!!


I'M LOOKING FOR A MONSTER! is finally available in bookstores tomorrow, July 8th! If you can't find it locally, it's available online all over the world. You can google it and you'll find multiple listings, or go to www.ImLookingForAMonster.com and you'll find links. If you do find it in your local bookstore, let me know and I'll plug them on my website.