A listserv question prompted me to talk about my writing space today. I have plenty of possible “offices” in my house, but I’ve always been a kitchen table kind of girl. I remember doing high school geometry across my family’s kitchen table from my “Nonna” who lived with us. She would ask me, in Italian…. Read more »
On a Personal Note
Next week on 7/6/2010 TOO PICKLEY! hits bookstore shelves. If you’ve been following my blog, you already know that on release day I’ll be at Musana Children’s Home in Iganga, Uganda, mending mosquito nets, tutoring, playing, singing, dancing, reading and helping the kids there tell stories. While I plan to hold a TOO PICKLEY! ONLINE… Read more »
In less than a week, I head off to Iganga, Uganda to spend two weeks with the kids at Musana Children’s Home. While I’m there I expect to be doing a little sewing, a little dancing, a little mosquito net mending, a little netball playing, a little tutoring, and a lot of loving those kids…. Read more »
Dear Fellow Picture Book Authors, This summer, my daughter Molly and I are traveling to Iganga, Uganda to spend two weeks with the kids at Musana Children’s Home. If you have any doubts that anyone can make a difference, please read the story of how three college-age girls founded this home and school for over… Read more »
Well, actually not resting, just blog darn quiet. Had a college grad and now I have a couple of kids home that I don’t get to see so much. When they leave, in a few days, I’ll be revving up the Romp again. You can’t count on it.
Little kids have a lot to say. In fact, during my school visits, I wouldn’t need to do much talking at all. I could simply introduce myself and my suitcase of “uncomfy clothes” and the kids would take it from there – most likely talking about neither. Recently a precocious kindergartner treated me to a… Read more »
Today I visited and read with several of the special children and lovely families served by The Children’s Hospital in Colorado, and I can see that this will be a perfect partnership. Before any of my books hit the shelves, I designated Children’s to receive a portion of my author proceeds on the sales of… Read more »
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My daughter, Molly gave me the most lovely birthday gift – a journal. But it’s not just any journal. Here’s what she inscribed in it: Mom, I know it may seem like all the Reidy family gives each other anymore are journals. Also, it seems that you have been receiving a lot of strange, purple… Read more »
I can’t believe my baby is 17 today. This one’s for you Miss Molly. Life With a Party Girl By Jean Reidy (originally published in FamilyFun August 2003) “Mom, if I have the ‘Winter Beach Bash’ birthday party, can my friends still sleep over?” Molly, my nine-year-old, asks. “Huh?” I’m studying the pantry shelves hoping… Read more »