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

Happy 40th Anniversary, Teacher Created Materials!

Hi everyone,

My friends at Teacher Created Materials are celebrating their 40th anniversary in the publishing business this year and they’re doing it in a generous way that features lots of giveaways throughout the year. I have published five books there with Mary Jo Fresch and one with Tim Rasinski. For more information, here’s a the link. TCM 40th Anniversary 40 Weeks Flyer LR

On another subject, next Tuesday I’ll post Part 4 of this month’s series of WRITERS AT WORK: WAIT FOR IT. There are five Tuesdays in October and we’re reserving that last one for you and your own experiences with bringing “lost cause” manuscripts to life. Please send your messages to me via e-mail by the end of this week so I’ll have time to assemble them. Next week is a busy one for me and I won’t be available on the last Tuesday. Thanks!