I’ve got some exciting news to share…
Thanks to all of you who read OVER AND UNDER THE SNOW and shared it and talked about it and read it aloud to kids while you sipped hot chocolate, Chronicle Books has asked illustrator Chris Silas Neal and I to work on a follow-up book! UP IN THE GARDEN AND DOWN IN THE DIRT will explore the hidden secret world of a vegetable garden while a child and grandparent plant,weed and harvest up above.
I’ll be spending a lot of time in my vegetable garden this summer, looking even more closely than usual at the spiders, ants, grubs, and worms that live alongside (and underneath!) my basil, marigolds, and tomatoes.
So if you happen to walk through my neighborhood and see me sprawled on my belly, peering into the dirt with my notebook at my side, don’t worry. I’m no crazier than usual; I’m just doing research.