Another Honor for Written in Stone
I’m very proud to be in exceptional company on the Bank Street Center for Children’ s Literature’s Best Children’s Books of the Year list. If you are looking for good suggestions for summer reading that’s a great place to start.
I will be presenting my Finding the Gold in your Story Setting workshop at an SCBWI schmooze this September on Saturday the 27th from 12:30 to 2:30. It’s at the Woodstock Library 6008 SE 49th in Portland. I hope to see you there. The event is free and open to the public!
Here is my perch for the summer. I’m hard at work revising a story with lots of sailing in it so being up in the wind is great inspiration. I have a pirate ladder and a rock wall for climbing up and a slide and a zip line for going down. I am the luckiest person in the world to live and work where I do.
NYPL 100 Best Books for Reading and Sharing
I was just thrilled to hear that Written in Stone has been placed on the New York Public Library’s annual list of great books to share with kids. I have some excellent company on that list including Volcano Rising by my fellow Portlander Elizabeth Rusch.
Heaps of gratitude also to Betsy Bird who wrote a lovely review of Written in Stone on her Fuse #8 blog. Nobody reviews like the Fuse! And the post preceding it has a really interesting conversation about authors’ notes and their importance particularly in view of the requirements of the common core.