NCTE was terrific, as usual. This photograph captures one of my favorite moments. Of course I didn’t believe that LeUyen was really going to make a funny face as she claimed she would. Thank you to the teacher, Ann Mennonno, who took this photo, promised to send it, and did!
I’ve been hiding lately. Hiding is a synonym for working. So that’s a good thing. But I’ve posted two blogs on two really great sites that I would like to share with you. First, I joined a group called Authors For Earth Day. Check it out here. I will be doing a school visit for them in Pennsylania in March and I also wrote a blog last month. Here it is.
And this month is Picture Book Month! Check out my essay on Why Picture Books are Important here. Full disclosure: HUGGING is involved.
See you soon!
In this hiatus between turning in my draft and getting started on revisions, I’ve been purging files and things, and organizing. I still am. But I’ve also been reading a lot, and I thought I’d share some of the books I read this summer. I read mostly adult books (meaning not kids or YA). Here are the ones I either loved or liked a lot. I’d love to know what you’ve read that you’d recommend.
Elena Ferrante: My Brilliant Friend and The Story of a New Name
Carol Shields: Stone Diaries
Elizabeth Gilbert: Signature of All ThingsAmy Bloom: Lucky Us
Uwem Akpan: Say You’re One of Them
Carol Rifka Brunt: Tell The Wolves I’m Home
Rufi Thorpe: The Girls From Corona del Mar
Oh, and it seems I’ll be talking to my editor next week. So if I disappear, I’m either deep in revisions, or in Antarctica. Below are two things we are not getting rid of.