Doing whatever it takes

Hi everyone,

I hope you all enjoyed Thanksgiving. We missed the rest of our family but loved being with Jeff and Jennifer. Can’t be in all places at one time but we are blessed to have two lovely choices.

December will be another busy month with limited writing time, but I’ve been pecking away at a new idea while flying and in other snatches of time here and there. It’s coming along well, I think, and will soon be ready to show. After that I need to get back to a couple of other projects that are waiting in line. This year is almost over but there’s till time to make things happen!

That includes working on promotional events for AFTER DARK, which comes out February 25. I hope enough preorders come in to get the title in a good range on
That’s my December resolution.

Next book of poems . . .

Hi everyone,

I’m told that the first f&gs are on their way for my upcoming book with Boyds Mills Kane. It’s called AFTER DARK, beautifully illustrated by Stephanie Laberis, and features animals that are most active after the sun goes down.

The new title is due out in February so I guess you can preorder copies now. ( There won’t be any bound copies to sign at NCTE but a few f&gs will be there to show off. If anyone is there on Saturday, November 23, please come by the BMP/BMK booth (#831) at 2:30 to say hi. I’ll be signing CRAWLY SCHOOL FOR BUGS, one of the NCTE Notable Books of Poetry for this coming year.