Two notes on a Tuesday

Two quick notes tonight  — one looking back and one looking forward.

Looking back… I loved being part of the Robert’s Snow: For Cancer’s Cure fundraiser for the Dana Farber Cancer Institute this holiday season.  In addition to posting interviews with some amazing illustrators to promote the snowflake auction, my students and I created our own snowflakes and sold them at school to raise additional funds.  I just put the check in the mailbox, and another $220 is on its way to help researchers work toward a cure. 

And looking forward… I’m off to Kindling Words this week and will be taking a break from blogging.  But be sure to check in on Monday!  Sara Zarr will be here for an interview about her new novel Sweethearts.  The official release date is February 1st, but it’s already shipping & showing up in stores.

We’ll chat about Sara’s writing process, revision strategies, new projects, and her favorite kind of cookie.  I hope you’ll stop by, too!

4 Replies on “Two notes on a Tuesday

  1. Something we can all relate to:

    Don’t you love it when you come across one of those books, one that feels like it was written directly for you. If you were to write down every line of the book that you found inspiring, or deep, that you could connect to, when you’d finish you’d have a duplicate of the book in your notebook. I’m reading Perfect Girls, Starving Daughters by Courtney E. Martin, and it’s just one of those books. (By the way, I’m only on page 50- a good indicator of a phenomenal book!)