Twice in the same community? Wow!

Hi everyone,

I’m in debt to my wonderful illustrator of A PLACE TO START A FAMILY, Giles Laroche, for the latest piece of excitement in my writing world. Giles is being featured (via ZOOM) as this year’s visiting author/artist to Simonds Elementary School in Warner, New Hampshire — the same community where AFTER DARK is currently featured on one of the Pillsbury Free Library’s story walks. What a lovely coincidence!

Giles keeps a studio in the area, which was also home base for Tomie dePaola and is for Matt Forrest Esenwine.

In this case a copy of A PLACE TO START A FAMILY is being given to each kindergarten and 1st grade student at Simonds. How neat is that? Needless to say, I’m having a fine time this week!

2 comments on “Twice in the same community? Wow!

  1. I can’t tell you how excited I was to see this book in the school, considering I had just seen it on the story walk two days before hand! I immediately ran out of the building, went to my car to grab my camera, and came back inside to take the picture. Congratulations come again!

    • Good morning, Matt. I didn’t have a chance yesterday to thank you for taking the pictures and posting them. It was the first I knew of this project. I need to get in touch with Giles Laroche to congratulate him. I love his work and look forward to future collaborations with him. My first book with Giles, NOW YOU SEE THEM, NOW YOU DON’T, was chosen by Society of Midwest Authors as the best nonfiction children’s book published in 2016.

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