My Next Book is on Amazon!!

I’m psyched! My next book (due out September 15th) is up on Amazon…with the cover, a description and author and illustrator info. Here’s the link: What’s Up with This Chicken Jane Sutton, Peter Welling 9781455620852 Books  

New Class Starting Up

For anyone who lives within a reasonable drive of Lexington, MA: a new session of a community ed class I teach on writing for children will resume on Tuesday evening, April 14th. We always get a congenial group of writers working in a variety of genres and discuss issues like plot arc, character development, and… Read more »

Of course…

…every week should be Children’s Book Week, in my opinion. But here’s this year’s charming poster, designed by Grace Lee:

More From the Master!

I was so pleased, and I’m sure readers around the world will be pleased, to read that more Dr. Seuss manuscripts have been discovered! The first one, which the publisher (Random House) estimates was written between 1958 and 1962, is due out in July!!!!

Could Use Some Help!

After getting 3 feet of snow in the last 10 days and more predicted tomorrow, we could use some help from the “Abbey Snowed” crew…


I am NOT a fan of winter… I admit that our backyard looks dramatic in a snowstorm, as you can see from my husband’s photo below. And I suppose being stuck inside is conducive to writing…                 But I’d much rather be looking out at (or rather, standing next… Read more »


Two mornings ago our outside thermometer looked like this:    

Two Days ‘Til Menorah @ the Mall!

If you’re near Peabody, MA this Wednesday, come say hi to me at Menorah @ the Mall, North Shore Mall, from 5-6:30. I’ll be reading Esther’s Hanukkah Disaster, running a follow-up game, and signing several of my picture books. I might build a lego menorah and get my face painted,  too, and I’ll definitely watch… Read more »

Writers’ Loft Bazaar was Bazaarly Successful!

It was! Kids got to do a scavenger hunt, authors got to sign books and schmooze with customers and other authors. And of course, eat cookies. Here are some photos… I was lucky to share a table with Anne Broyles, author of the wonderful Arturo and the Navidad Birds…