Once again, we had another snowfall the other day, so once again I had to take some photos – and write another poem! I don’t know what it is about snow on trees that is so intriguing and calming and beautiful…but whatever it is, it’s magical.
I do need to take a moment and thank everyone who helped us celebrate Once Upon Another Time (Beaming Books, 2020), my new picture book written with Charles Ghigna (aka, Father Goose®)! This past Monday, Tara Lazar hosted the official cover reveal on her blog (check it out HERE!) and within two days Charles and I were stunned to learn our book was the #1 new children’s book release in exploration fiction!
Wow! That could never have happened without your support – so thank you!! Now, what say we check out that cover again…
Speaking of the new book, I’ve teamed up with several other children’s authors to promote our upcoming books this year. So be watching for news about Once Upon Another Time as well as blog posts and reviews of a whole bunch more – including six in February…
I’ll also be sharing an interview with David L. Harrison soon, about his process behind his new children’s poetry anthology, After Dark: Poems About Nocturnal Animals (Wordsong, 2020). It’s a beautifully-illustrated book filled with David’s trademark creative wordplay and surprising facts about all the animals who thrive at night.
I’m very honored to be part of the official blog tour for David’s book, and will be posting the interview in two weeks, on Feb. 28. I hope you’ll join me! I also hope you’ll check out all of today’s Poetry Friday links at Teacher Dance, where Linda Baie is hosting a special Valentine’s Day edition – and yes, I deliberately did NOT do a Valentine’s Day post because I figured you’re probably already inundated with enough of them! But be sure to celebrate with Linda, and enjoy your weekend!
Ordering personalized signed copies online?
Oh, yes, you can!
Just click the cover of whichever book you want and send the good folks at MainStreet BookEnds in Warner, NH a note requesting the signature and to whom I should make it out to. (alternatively, you can log onto my website and do the same thing) They’ll contact me, I’ll stop by and sign it, and then they’ll ship it! (Plus, you’ll be supporting your local bookseller – and won’t that make you feel good?)
- NY Public Library’s “100 Best Book for Kids 2017” AND “Staff Pick!”
- KIRKUS Starred review!
- Kansas NEA Reading Circle Recommended Books!
- “Best Reads of 2017,” Unleashing Readers
- Finalist, 2019 New Hampshire Literary Awards
- Positive reviews from Horn Book, School Library Connection, School Library Connection, Booklist, Publisher’s Weekly, and Shelf-Awareness!
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