October 2, 2010
The publicist at Penguin/Perigee requested that Daniel make a video to stir up interest in radio and television appearances prior to the release of The Curious World of Bugs. Here is a simple home video of Daniel in the tomato patch:
Though a Tomato Bug, which is Grandma Nanowsky’s name for either a Tomato Hornworm or a Tobacco Hornworm, could not be located at the time the video was shot, there is nonetheless some helpful information contained in the video on these large green caterpillars that feed on the leaves of tomato and related plants.
August 18, 2010
There has been no progress on the oven mitts, but I do have the germ of an idea for the next book. Sadly, I wrote so much in The Curious World of Bugs that there was no room for one of the chapters in the original pitch. What’s That Garden Bug? Well, today while posting the Milkweed Meadow, I wrote the beginning of the next book.
What’s That Bug in the Tomato Patch???
“Could that be a new book title? The Milkweed Meadow or Goldenrod Forest would be much more fascinating books. Or, I could just stay close to home and write Black Mustard and the Camino Real and its thriving Spider and Insect population in Elyria Canyon.“ I actually think I need to write the Garden Insect Book.
Get the Bugman on Martha Stewart
June 24, 2010
I have been working diligently with my editor Maria at Penguin/Perigee regarding my book, The Curious World of Bugs, which is due out in October. Now I have been assigned a publicist who will be targeting various publications and radio and television shows for potential interviews, appearances and reviews. I have gotten a Bee in my Bonnet regarding an appearance on Martha Stewart, and I am bound and determined to do my best to get Martha to notice me. Of all the television shows, this seems like the best fit for my book. Though we have never conducted a user profile of our visitors to What’s That Bug?, homemakers, who also comprise Martha’s target audience, make up a large percentage of the website traffic. Somehow, I think that a personal touch will be required to get Martha Stewart to notice me amidst the deluge of appearance requests her staff must field daily. To that end, I am designing a pair of oven mitts, making them and then hand quilting them as a gift to Martha.