Last week I was tooling around town with my dearest Laurie Halse Anderson, and we found ourselves in the New York Public Library with our laptops. (OK, we actually planned it.) After writing (with Laurie) I walked to the dentist (without Laurie, who went downtown to protest with thousands of others), I came across this wonderful set of plaques in the sidewalk. Last week I tweeted and Instragrammed one. It was the perfect moment for that one (and always is). Check it out here.
This week’s is by Emily Dickinson. (It’s always a perfect moment for Emily Dickinson, I believe.)
And just for the fun of it, here’s another record of that day. It’s one of the few selfies I’ve ever posted:
That’s me, Laurie, and Fortitude. AMEN.
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!