Recently my friend Google Alerts notified me that the Arbor Vitae-Woodruff Education Foundation is doing a penny drive to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the penny drive they did to build beloved pioneering Dr. Kate Pelham Newcomb a hospital. This time around the pennies (and nickels, and bills, and checks) are going to fund college scholarships and educational opportunities for local students.
Lots of fun little book news this week. And IT WAS REALLY HOT HERE IN WISCONSIN. Last night it finally cooled off, which I feel like is really the event of the week. Even our dog perked up. 1) Anyway, this past week, I finalized some upcoming book events. Brian Lies and I will be at the Sheboygan Children’s Book… Read more →
Last week I traveled to Columbus, WI to visit their elementary and middle schools.We talked about writing nonfiction and writing fiction. It was a great time! Thanks to literacy coaches Mary Jo Werner and Kay Lange for lining it up. I hope the students got as much out of it as I did.
Things to know: The Wisconsin governor’s wife, Jessica Doyle, runs a book club for the students of Wisconsin called Read On Wisconsin. Things to be excited about: She’s chosen my Dr. Kate: Angel on Snowshoes as her January 2011 pick! And finally, my illustrious company: Book Selections September Preschool: My Garden by Kevin Henkes Primary: Shark vs. Train by Chris… Read more →
Working full time in a school means it’s hard to visit other schools and events as an author. At least during the school year. But I’ve squeezed in a couple this spring. Here I am at the WEMTA Authors Fair in Madison, Wisconsin. (That’s Kashmira Sheth next to me.) I attended as a media specialist, but moonlighted as an author Sunday… Read more →
Eek! There’s an interview with Don and me about our Last Night for Dinner series in our local arts/entertainment newspaper, Volume One. It’s out now so you can pick it up when you’re out and about. Or go read it here. (But only if you promise to promptly erase any memory of what I look like in that first photo.) Also, if… Read more →
Our local public library is in the midst of a huge fund-raising effort. 3.2 million dollars to expand and remodel, with the bulk of it going to a new children’s section. Beside the obvious library and reading connection for me, I moved to this town when I was in second grade. The same year that the existing building was opened…. Read more →