PUNXSUTAWNEY PHIL CAN WAIT UNTIL FEBRUARY 2nd, BUT...
I'm not. I am out of my hole! The first in my Kate the Great series (illustrated novels for 8-12 year olds, Crown Books for Kids August '14 release) is 99% done. According to Lincoln Peirce (author of the bestselling Big Nate series), "She's funny. Quirky. Original. Kate's the greatest!"
I'm looking forward to a spring full of school visits, the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library Conference for Teachers, workshops, new sneakers, cycling, softball-spectating, last minute snow... and working on the second Kate.
Happy late winter-- Feel the sun. Don't be afraid of the shadows-- I better stop channeling All I Need to Know I Learned from My Cat, and go back to work now. Thanks for stopping by!