Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Home Again and the NYT List

So I'm home from my travels, and The Return of Zita the Spacegirl has, for this week at least, hit #1 on the New York Times Bestseller List. (keep in mind, the list is broken down into sections so Zita is number 1 in "paperback graphic books" and is not competing against, say, 50 Divergent Shades of Game of Thrones. Still, it's not every day that an 11-year-old spacegirl bumps Batman out of her way).

Also, here's a link to a pretty lengthy interview I did in Toronto over a plate of poutine. It's funny to see a transcript of an interview that I did in person, and when I read this I thought "do i really pinball around from subject to subject like that?"

Still, we were eating french fries smothered in brown gravy and cheese curds, so you can't blame me for being a little excited...

6 comments:

Anita said...

Trying to read your interview right now, but have 4 kids crowding around the laptop, because someone spotted Zita. Oh, and my kids now frequently quote odd bits from the books.

Congrats, Ben!

Clare said...

Wow! Congratulations!

Anita said...

Now they are bugging me to name the new baby (due Dec.) Zita. Regardless of whether it is a boy or a girl. Just want it to be Zita.

Cecile said...

Thanks for meeting with us in NYC! My son was so excited to see you and get a signed copy of Zita 3 (which he read on the train on the way home). He showed your doodle of Strong Strong to the school librarian...

Quinn Deeming said...

Just finished reading The Legends of Zita the Spacegirl. Again. Can't wait until I get the next book!

SAC said...

THAT is SO COOL! Any NYT bestseller list is not to be sneezed at, for sure.