A good week

Hi everyone,

A short week but a good one. We returned from Oregon on Tuesday after a great trip with Jeff and Jennifer that included Portland, Crater Lake, Sunriver, and Cannon Beach. Spectacular views, wonderful food, and loving company. Couldn’t ask for more or better.

I’m twenty work-days away from my Fairfax deadline and feel confident I can make it. A lot of things are going undone for now but it won’t be much longer before I can return to a more normal routine. This past week I agreed on terms for an old story of mine, “The Little Boy’s Secret,” to appear in a U.K. HarperCollins anthology for 7-year-olds. The story originally came out in THE BOOK OF GIANT STORIES, co-published by American Heritage Press in the U.S.A. and Jonathan Caple in England in 1972.

I’m set for a virtual return on October 30 to The BookMark in Neptune Beach, Florida. This time I’m introducing the new book, I WANT AN APPLE. I look forward to it.

I began sketching notes for a video I promised to make as part of the Fairfax project. I need to make it before the end of November. Mary Jo Fresch, Laura Robb, Tim Rasinski, and I made plans to rehearse a 60-minute webinar for California Reading Conference that will be broadcast live on November 18.

Next week I speak at American Association of School Librarians at its national conference in Salt Lake City. Kate Coombs and I will discuss science/nature-based poetry for young people. Our presentation, “Take a Walk on the Wild Side: Connecting Young Readers to Nature,” will be moderated by award winning librarian Amanda Jones from Louisiana. I’ll speak on the subject in general but with emphasis on THE DIRT BOOK.

Time to get to work.

4 comments on “A good week

  1. I read your post, and now I need a nap!! LOL! Glad to see The Book of Giant Stories is still out there! I know the art kiddos I’ve taught recently loved this book when I shared it with them, along with your kind emails to them.

    Have fun in Salt Lake! (Did you know we used to live there? 1996-1998 – before we moved to Colorado.) Beautiful place!

    Hugs!

  2. You certainly have a super full plate, dear cousin! When do you have time to sleep? You are a gift that keeps on giving. Bless you! I’m so happy your had time away to spend with loved ones. Hopefully, that was refreshing.

    • Dear cousin Pamela,
      You’re right. I needed some time out of the cage and loved being out! Now it’s back to work but I feel refreshed and filled with good, fresh memories.

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