I’m thrilled to announce that Tilbury House has acquired my picture book, MY BUSY GREEN GARDEN. Woohoooo! This rollicking cumulative rhyming story has a tentative publication date of Spring 2017. I’m so excited to have the chance to plant the seeds of reading in young people’s minds with this story.
This morning, I was thrilled to learn that former student Julie Dillemuth has sold her first manuscript! Julie worked on her manuscript with a cognitive-spatial focus in my course, Introduction to Writing Easy Readers. After some declines, Julie revised the story into a picture book format and the story sold! Now, that’s what I call having brains and talent!
Congratulations, Julie! I can’t wait for 2015, when I can hold a copy in my own hands.
And while we’re on the subject, there are still spots available in the upcoming course, Introduction to Writing Easy Readers. Click here for info.
Yes, it’s been forever since I’ve posted as I’ve allowed my wrist and thumb to heal, but I just found out who my next advisor will be for my 3rd semester at Vermont College. Drum roll, please…….. Julie Larios! Okay, I’ll admit it, when I saw my name in her group I let out a whoop. Julie is a fabulous poet, brilliant and just plain delightful. I AM THRILLED!
Okay, I’m sitting here, teary-eyed. Truly touched.
Check out this article in the Chelsea Standard (it’s short).
All I can say is: THIS is why I write for kids. It’s just that simple.
I’m delighted to announce that Blackberry Banquet has been named on the National Wildlife Federation’s Grab Bag list of recommended books.
So please, hop on over and check out their Grab Bag list and learn more about their fabulous organization while you’re there.
Blackberry Banquet has been named to the 2010 California Collections. The book list is compiled by the California Readers (click here for full list). Listed books must display “excellence in literature” and be written or illustrated by a California author or illustrator.