One more step toward a new book

Hi everyone,

Thank you, Nathan Papes, Springfield News-Leader, for the swell picture

On Friday I received and signed off on the final contract for an upcoming book with Holiday House. The book is not new news. I agreed to terms several months ago and have, since then, gone through the process of revisit and revise. This just makes it complete and means that now the project can go to the artist. I submitted the manuscript in October 2019 so it has come a long way since then.

Now comes artwork (and I love the artist!) and then, one day, perhaps a year or so from now, a book will come out and it will all look so inevitable. Easy!

I also want to mention that CORY CORRADO suggested it would be nice to copy and paste the September ZIP poems that were posted here on Page One the first day the new word went up. She worries that not enough readers will have a chance to admire some very good poems. That Cory! I’ve now done as she suggests — thank you, Cory — so you’ll find the whole group posted under Adult W.O.M. Poems.