Signing today at Sundog Books

Hi everyone,

My sweetie went out for a bottle of champagne and Jeff snapped a picture of me “signing” the new contract for the record, a nice way to end the day.

This morning at 11:00 CT I’m signing copies of THE DIRT BOOK and other titles in stock at the famous Sundog Books in Seaside, Florida. It’s a busy store with limited space inside so visiting authors sit outside on the porch. I’ve had sweet experiences there.

Contract signed for new book

Hi everyone,

Yay. I just signed the contract for the new 170-200 page book for Teacher Created Materials with Tim Rasinski and Laura Robb. The finished manuscript will be due December 15 so much has to happen between now and then. Today I’m sending my last six poems to Tim and Mary Jo Fresch for the two-book set for Scholastic so the way will soon be clear for me to return to some trade book projects. I think I have six weeks or so before I’ll need to get started on the TCM book. Happy guy.

I apologize for still being clumsy at times with the recent changes in WordPress. I’m all thumbs with placement of pictures. I have a devil of a time moving them around. Here I got Laura by herself when I meant to place Mary Jo and Tim with her. At least my friends are all together on the page. A dynamic trio if there ever was one!

Laura

Mary Jo and Tim

My book went without me to ALA

Hi everyone,

I received a nice note from my public librarian friend in Springfield, Sarah Bean Thompson, telling me she is attending the virtual national conference of American Library Association (ALA) and one of the sessions she signing up to watch is presented by Holiday House Publishing. Naturally it’s about recent HH releases and THE DIRT BOOK is featured.

It’s good to know that the book made it to ALA even though I didn’t! I will be at AASL (American Association for School Librarians) in October so for that one my book and I will travel together.