Author Existence Failure & Schedule Slip: The main series suffered a long scheduled slip after Dumb Bunny was released. However, supplementary books continued to be written and a new book, Turkeys We Have Loved and Eaten (and Other Thankful Stuff) was released in August 2012. Barbara Park passed away in November 2013 and it was revealed that she had undergone a long battle with ovarian cancer. Junie B. My Valentime was published posthumously.