Archive for the ‘On a Personal Note’ Category

Much Joy This Holiday Season

Sorry, I’ve been a little distracted the last few weeks. And here’s why. My lovely granddaughter was born.So while my blog has been a little empty, my heart has been very, VERY full.I’ll be back on the blog next week! … Continue reading


Light Up the Library – BOOKS, BOOKS, BOOKS!

The container arrived, the boxes transported, the books sorted and now libraries are being built in multiple Ugandan schools and communities. Andrea Pauline, the executive director of Musana Children’s Home writes: Hi Jean!! I wanted to send you an update on … Continue reading


What Would You Have In Your Dream Writing Space? I Need Your Advice.

A personal massage therapist to work out all those keyboarding kinks? Ahhhh, of course. So I’m taking my new-found empty-nest-hood rather seriously and refurbishing my kids’ computer room to be my home office (the kitchen table just isn’t cutting it). … Continue reading


Light Up the Library Auction coming this November!

Dear Friends, As some of you know, my third picture book LIGHT UP THE NIGHT, comes out October 11, 2011. What you probably don’t know is that the story – while visibly very American – was inspired by the children … Continue reading


Lovely First Reviews for LIGHT UP THE NIGHT!

Swooning! LIGHT UP THE NIGHT [KIRKUS STARRED REVIEW!]By Jean Reidy; illus. by Margaret Chodos-Irvine The coziest of quilts becomes a rocket ship in this gorgeous, mesmerizingly rhythmic read-aloud that explores a boy’s small place in a vast world. Sporting star-spangled … Continue reading

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