Now it’s head down for several months

Hi everyone,

My thanks to Evan Robb for hosting Laura Robb and me yesterday evening as we talked about our new book, GUIDED PRACTICE FOR READING GROWTH. Here’s the link. .
And here’s the link to my reading aloud from AFTER DARK, which is currently available on the Drury University website:

Yesterday we (Tim Rasinski, Mary Jo Fresch, and I) agreed to terms with Scholastic Teacher Resources to write two books in time for publication early in 2022. For my part it means an enormous amount of work with deadlines of June 1 for the first manuscript and July 1 for the second. If I didn’t have anything else to do, this would be close to impossible so let’s say I’m delighted and concerned.

I’m afraid I’ll need to sharply curtail my blog posts for a while. On average I spend an hour each morning to post something new and believe me I’m going to need those twenty hours a month for a while. I may need to post once or twice a week, or maybe just when something new happens, until I see how the new work is going to progress. I hope you’ll understand and bear with me.

18 comments on “Now it’s head down for several months

    • Thank you, Jane. I don’t get buried like this often, but this time I’m going to have to make best use of my resources for a while. Thank you for your sweet support.

  1. Congratulations, cousin! This is wonderful news! Get busy writing and don’t worry about your blog. Do what’s best for you.

    • Thank you, Pamela! I’ll miss my daily dose of visiting with friends (and cousins), but for now I’d better take care of business.

  2. Well, I’d say that’s a really good reason for hunkering down. “Too much work” is way better (as well as somewhat unusual these days) than not enough!

    • Hi, Stef. At least Sandy always knows where to find me when it’s take to take out the trash. That’s a plus.

  3. Congratulations! This is such an exciting project for you! Fastest ever timeline from pitch to contract?

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