Every year I look forward to creating a Halloween ball-headed (and actually bald-headed, now that I think of it) character to greet trick-or-treaters. This year’s happy guy is day-dreaming about Hawaii as he waits for costumed candy-seekers to come by.
Celebrate CELEBRATE PICTURE BOOKS!
Kathy Carroll’s terrific blog Celebrate Picture Books recently featured my new book GRACIE BRINGS BACK BUBBE’S SMILE.. I was gratified to read the summary of the book—it sounded so good I think I’ll read it, oh! I wrote it! And pleased as punch (is punch really pleased?) to read the glowing review. Here’s the concluding paragraph:… Read more »
Rock the Lot
Last week Cary Memorial Library in Lexington, MA hosted a kids’ event called Rock the Lot, and it did! With music, crafts, food, and readings by local authors (including the person writing this post), it was definitely a hit. And the end-of-September weather was gorgeous!
Yay for Indie Bookstores!
It’s sooooo nice to see my new picture book, Gracie Brings Back Bubbe’s Smile, available for pre-order at independent bookstores! My local store is Maxima Book Center in Lexington, MA. You can find yours at Indiebound.org or Bookshop.org
I was surprised to see that my picture book due for publication in September already got its first review. And so relieved and pleased that it’s a great one! Kirkus cited all the themes and messages I was trying to get across. Link to Kirkus Review of Gracie Brings Back Bubbe’s Smile
Publisher’s Catalogue Makes ME Smile
I was so pleased to see my September ’22 book GRACIE BRINGS BACK BUBBE’S SMILE listed in the social and emotional learning section in the publisher’s, Albert Whitman’s, catalogue!
Independent Bookstore Day 2022!
Wearing a face mask adorned with an orange beak, I had fun reading WHAT’S UP WITH WITH THIS CHICKEN? at Maxima Book Center in Lexington, MA, on Independent Bookstore Day. My cheeky chicken puppet introduced me and asked attendees to chime in during the reading, which they did with heartwarming enthusiasm.
Yay for Independent Bookstore Day!
Next Saturday, April 30th is Independent Bookstore Day, a yearly celebration that takes place in indie bookstores across the U.S. I’m looking forward to participating at a terrific new bookstore in my town of Lexington, Massachusetts, Maxima Book Center. For my first in-person event since the pandemic began, I’ll be reading my book about a hen… Read more »
Cover Reveal of New Book!
A while back I said to stay tuned for the title of my next picture book. Now I can not only reveal the title, but the cover, too — With irresistible illustrations by Debby Rahmalia and published by Albert Whitman, the book’s plot is: Gracie loves when her grandmother comes for a visit, but this… Read more »
No One Likes…
…rejections. At least, I don’t think anyone does. Well, I suppose if you were about to break up with someone and didn’t know how and then they broke up with you first, you might welcome a rejection. But that’s a rare circumstance, and besides, I’m talking about rejections of writing. This post is for writers… Read more »