Tag Archives: celebration

Help Me Celebrate My 20 Year Writing Anniversary

Tweet   Twenty years ago today, I put Meredith, my then-youngest child, on the school bus so she could start first grade. (Yes, that’s her above.) She was VERY excited to go. Honestly, I was very excited for her to go, too. I loved that girl with all my heart, but she was what we […]
Posted in LHA | Also tagged | Comments closed


Tweet Congratulations to all of the winners of the American Library Awards announced yesterday! Moon over Manifest by¬†Clare Vanderpool won the Newbery                 A Sick Day for Amos McGee, illustrated by Erin E. Stead, written by Philip C. Stead won the Caldecott             […]
Posted in LHA | Also tagged , , | Comments closed

Starting the New Year on the Right Foot (or maybe the left…)

TweetTHAT was a good, long winter’s nap. If you don’t remember (it’s been a while since I posted, explanation coming up), by mid-December, I was a wee bit of a mess. The book tour was fun, but long, and I got sick as soon as I unpacked my suitcase. This was my body’s way of […]
Posted in LHA | Also tagged , , | Comments closed

carolyn mackler’s visit & a holiday in the forest

TweetBH and I scurried down from the tundra to Syracuse last night to listen to Carolyn Mackler talk about her writing and her experiences with having her books challenged and banned. That’s my friend and fellow author Ellen Yeomans on the left, Carolyn, and me with the goofy face. Carolyn gave a terrific speech that […]
Posted in LHA | Also tagged , , | Comments closed