I just received the cover page rough for the puppet book--it's looking good! At the moment, the publication date still stands at mid-October of this year, but that may change depending on how the final editing process goes. So far, things seem to be moving along right on schedule.
In other book news, my revised proposal for my new costuming book (currently titled Creating the Character Costume: Tools, Tips, and Talks with Top Costumers and Cosplayers) goes up for final review with the Focal Press publishing board on April 24th. With luck, I'll receive the contract shortly after that, and can begin to interview featured costumers and start writing/editing. Updates to follow after the meeting!