I’ve heard from BONNIE BELL, my host for the interview on KWTO Talk Radio about the time and place on the dial for anyone who wants to listen to our chat this evening (Sunday, October 2).
In Springfield, it’s 93.3 on the dial and starts at 8:00 CT. If you’d like to choose a better time for you, beginning tomorrow (Monday the 3rd), you can use the podcast off their website at 933kwto.com. Bonnie and I go way back. She’s a great interviewer and we always enjoy our times together. The conversation ranges across the spectrum of my career as a writer of books for children and touches on my soon-to-be-published autobiography.Hope to hear you there.
This morning at 11:00 CT I’ll be interviewed on Springfield’s KWTO Radio by Bonnie Bell. During her podcast program, called Watching the Ozarks, we’ll talk about THE DIRT BOOK in particular and my career in general for thirty minutes. The interview will be recorded and aired this Sunday evening at 8:00. The following Sunday it will become archived and anyone thereafter can look for it at will. KWTO 93,3 FM and 560 AM reaches parts of four states — Missouri, Arkansas, Kansas, and Oklahoma. Before and after the interview I’ll have time, I think, to complete a poem I started yesterday.
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. https://www.facebook.com/evanrobbprincipal .
And here’s the link to my reading aloud from AFTER DARK, which is currently available on the Drury University website: http://www.Drury.edu/read.
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.
Sometime back I shared that I was interviewed by Hollie D’Agata and Tammy Brown for Pennsylvania Reads, the journal published by Keystone State Literacy Association. Yesterday Hollie told me the piece is now available on the KSLA website at https://ksla.wildapricot.org/PA-Reads-Journal . I’m honored to be in it and grateful to Hollie and Tammy. Our conversation predated the publication of this year’s titles so we chatted about other things. It’s pretty long so we’ll still be friends if you don’t read all of it (or skip it completely). Not as good of friends, of course, but still friends. (:>