Talking with Lu & Bean about worms, love, and silly voices


Last week at the Minnesota Children’s Book Festival I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Lu & Bean, and their mom, Tracy, for their fantastic kids story podcast!

It was so much FUN! Not only did I get to read WORM LOVES WORM out loud, in all my goofy voices, but we also got o talk about Star Wars, my next book, and, naturally, awesome pants.


So if you want to hear all the voices that live in my head go over and give it a listen right here.

JJ Austrian Love is Love

Worm and Worm are getting married, and you’re invited to the party!

Event date: Sunday, February 13, 2016 – 2:00pm

bee1Come to Wild Rumpus Bookshop to celebrate love and its ability to conquer all.  J.J. Austrian will read his  new book, Worm Loves Worm, and, since it’s a party, we’ll have cupcakes!

Worm Loves Worm Coming on 01/05/2016!

Worm Loves WormWHEN A WORM meets a special worm and they fall in love, you know what happens next. They get married! But their friends want to know—who will wear the dress? And who will wear the tux? The answer is: it doesn’t matter. Because Worm loves Worm.

This irresistible picture book is a celebration of love in all its splendid forms.

Join in the celebration January 5, 2016!

WORM LOVES WORM – Storytime and Launch Party!

Event date: Sunday, January 17, 2016 – 1:00pm
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You are cordially invited to celebrate the wedding of a worm . . . and a worm.

Join debut local author J.J. Austrian and Red Balloon bookshop for a special Worm Loves Worm storytime and launch party. We’ll have wormy wedding treats, book signing, and fun. The party starts at 1:00!