It’s been a pretty exciting week for my upcoming picture book, OVER AND UNDER THE SNOW. I woke up Saturday to an email from my editor at Chronicle, letting me know about this glowing review in Publishers Weekly – my first-ever starred review! I’m obviously delighted, not just for myself, but also for debut picture book illustrator Chris Silas Neal, who worked so hard on the illustrations for this book to make them match the mood so perfectly.
And this Sunday (10/9), I have an event that I’ve been looking forward to for weeks – kind of a double feature at Flying Pig Books in Shelburne, VT. I’ll be doing a story time and puppets activity for kids & families from 1-1:45, followed by a FREE picture book writing workshop from 2-4 for anyone who loves writing — adult or older kids. There’s no charge, but space is limited, so please RSVP to Flying Pig at 802-985-3999 if you’d like to attend. Bring your notebook – the workshop will include plenty of quick try-it-now writing strategies. Please bring a smile and sense of humor, too – we’re going to have fun!