Train Spotting with Lisa Jahn-Clough

Lisa Jahn Clough on book trailer photo shoot for NOTHING BUT BLUE

Curious City follows the train of story to create discovery tools for children’s books and young adult.  We followed Lisa Jahn-Clough’s May 2013 release of Nothing But Blue (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) right to the tracks this week.


Mark Mattos Photography and I drove through back streets, visited abandoned lots, and walked down secret wooded paths, beaches, and finally train tracks to find photo locations for images for the book trailer for Nothing But Blue.


Puppeteer Bela Rieger, Lisa Jahn-Clough, and Lisa’s dog Rico joined us on those byways for  a morning shoot.  Trailer?  Watch for it next year.  Until then, you can see some snapshots from our early morning adventure here.


  1. Can’t wait to see this. My dad worked on the railroad so this will be special.