One of the most helpful things you can do to support a creative person is pre-order their work. That’s why I’m asking you to consider pre-ordering my next book
Pre-orders can make or break a book in today’s market.
Pre-orders send powerful signals to retailers and readers: “Pay attention to this book, this author, this illustrator, this publisher!”
Pre-orders encourage retailers to increase initial orders, and to try to place the book where more readers will see it, in person or online. Pre-orders inspire personal recommendations and reviews – vital life blood if you want your book to be available for more than a season, sometimes even just a week.
So if my book looks like something you or someone you know would enjoy, if you would like to help me continue to publish, please pre-order. Call your bookseller. They will thank you, too.
And while I am summoning the audacity to ask, please pre-order, then tell a friend.
And when we meet in person, I’ll thank you by signing your book, inscribed with a personal message to you and yours from your favorite little creep.
Yes, it really is a book for all ages… and that may surprise some of you who know me for business writing or fiction for adults. But what can I say? I made a good business of writing “not for children” but that’s not the only writing worth giving my life to.
I try to live up to the example of creatives like Maurice Sendak, just to name one, who never patronized children, but made us laugh and nourished our spirits.
So here’s the book:
Go to Sleep, Little Creep by David Quinn, Illustrated by Ashley Spires
Shhhh… it’s dawn, time for all the baby monsters to go to sleep.
Go to sleep, little creep…
The sun is rising, Mummy’s beat…
From the Tiniest Troll to Dracula’s Daughter, from Lil Godzilla to Little Foot, from Frankenstein Jr. to Wolf Girl, it’s time for every little creep to tuck into a cozy spot for just one more lullaby.
Ready or not.
We’ve had a wild and wooly night,
Now give Daddy one more bite.
So grab your own cuddly critter and snuggle in for a sweet, funny, new bedtime tradition.
Go to Sleep, Little Creep
Published by Crown Books for Young Readers
On Sale Jul 24, 2018
Copyright 2018, David Quinn
Illustrations copyright 2018 Ashley Spires