Greetings from Darcy Pattison

Hey, everyone! I interviewed Darcy in November in advance of her appearance at the SCBWI National Conference in New York, where she'll be talking to us about smart marketing ideas. She has a new book trailer that made the people in my house giggle (including the one who just broke her arm skating). Check out Darcy's message below: 


The Bison v. Woman Skating Contest


Get a sneak peek of my new book trailer for Prairie Storms, a nonfiction picture book about how animals survive the storms on the prairies. The video goes live on January 6, 2012–until then, you must have this URL to see it, but I encourage you to pass it along:

This new video is an example of a YouTube Aesthetic Book Trailer (, an informal, humorous video that only addresses the content of the book tangentially, but nevertheless, creates interest. The humor is meant to be shared! So please send your friends to see it.

I will be speaking at the 13th Annual Winter SCBWI Conference in New York City on January 27 at the preconference Marketing Intensive ( on the topic of book trailers. Join me in a discussion of appropriate aesthetics for your book trailer and many more practical tips.