I’m home for the holidays now, but November’s been a busy month. Illustrator Brian Lies and I attended the Wisconsin Book Festival. Here we are (thanks, librarygrl2): The next weekend, I headed over to the Loft Literary Center, for a reading with writer pal Julie Bowe. Last Sunday, Malcolm and I were featured in my hometown newspaper, the Leader Telegram…. Read more →
This past weekend, I got the chance to participate in a super fun event dedicated to books for kids: the Tweens Read Book Festival in Houston, TX. Twenty-one authors, hundreds of middle grade readers, personalized cupcakes, hand-made knitted water bottle cozies, 85 degrees weather (it was a wet and coooold 45 degrees when I left Wisconsin)—well, let’s just say, as… Read more →
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 →
Lots of fun news to post! First, audio rights sold for Malcolm to Recorded Books! I cannot WAIT to hear Malcolm read aloud by someone other than…me (I always read my drafts aloud as I revise). The audiobook will be available in October, which kind of boggles my mind. That seems superfast to me. But hey, after all the usual… 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.
Whew! What a whirlwind trip. We did the visit-the-relatives, attend-part-of-ALA, tour-Chicago combo vacation. We even celebrated a birthday in there! Our Nonfiction Book Blast presentation at ALA on Sunday was a huge success. The (enormous) room was full. We had crowds waiting to come in! This was–frankly–amazing to me. Not because we didn’t deserve it (all the other authors were superb… Read more →