Ten writers for children. All with something to say.
When I looked back at my journal entries for the past three months, even though it felt otherwise, I discovered I had done plenty of other things besides sit at my drawing table. I gave presentations at several libraries and teacher workshops, especially enjoying the time I was housed at a beautiful B&B in Lanesboro, MN. I had numerous "game nights" with my friend Gary and others (Dominion in all its variations is our current favorite game). My launch party for It's a Tiger! at the Red Balloon was great fun (and the book just received a starred review in School Library Journal...roar!). And like Potatoes Lauren and John, I spent a day as the "Home-Grown Author" at the Minnesota State Fair's Alphabet Forest, a very happy way to wind up the summer.
My summer vacation begins late this month when Gary and I head to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan for five days. I am very much looking forward to plenty of hiking and time spent outdoors near Lake Superior.