Happy Birthday to me … 8 months late. But no matter, I’m still 55 and it turns out that 55 is a very special number. It was the highest speed limit allowed in the United States between 1974 and 1986. So slow! It is the largest Fibonacci number to also be a triangular number. Whatever… Read more »
One of my Top Ten Super Secret (so this one’s no longer a secret) Writing Tips that I share with students is DO NOT WRITE! As in, Step Away from the Computer, Unplug Shoot Some Hoops Take a Shower Go For a Run Get a Massage Strike a Yoga Pose Meditate Go For a Walk… Read more »
2/7/14 Colorado Council International Reading Association, Signing and chatting at the RMC-SCBWI Booth 12-2 and 4-5. 2/11/14 School Visit Littleton Academy, Littleton CO. 2/21/14 Skype Visit Ringgold Elementary School, Ringgold, LA 2/27/14 Skype Visit Cartoogechaye Elementary School, Franklin, NC 3/5/14 World Read Aloud Day! 3/6/14 Skype Visit West Newton Elementary, Covington, GA 3/7/14 … Read more »
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The states I’ve visited are in red below! Alabama Alaska Arizona Arkansas California Colorado Connecticut Delaware Florida Georgia Hawaii Idaho Illinois Indiana Iowa Kansas Kentucky Louisiana Maine Maryland Massachusetts Michigan Minnesota Mississippi Missouri Montana Nebraska Nevada New Hampshire New Jersey New Mexico New York North Carolina North Dakota Ohio Oklahoma Oregon Pennsylvania Rhode Island South… Read more »
I’m thrilled, as part of Picture Book Month, to host Educational Consultant, Marcie Colleen. Marcie is not only a teacher but also a picture book writer who so understands the importance of picture books in the education and lives of kids. Today, she stopped by to answer a few of my most pressing picture book… Read more »
Autographed books make special gifts for the little readers on your list. And just in time for the holidays, I have some upcoming appearances and book signings. 11/2/13 Books and Brews at Farr Regional Library in Greeley, CO 6:30 – 7:30 PM 11/14/13 Tattered Cover Bookfair benefiting St. Mary’s of Littleton School. All are welcome!… Read more »
For anyone who is a follower of my blog, I’d like to redirect you to one of my favorite blogs:BIBLIO LINKS The sole purpose of school librarian and children’s author, Natalie Dias Lorenzi’s Biblio Links is to match kids with books they might likely love and teachers to books they can use in the classroom…. Read more »
WHEEE! I’m so thrilled and honored that TIME OUT FOR MONSTERS is the 2013 winner of the Colorado Book Award for Children’s Literature. Let’s celebrate! Time Out for Picture Books Critique Contest – Picture Book Writers, do you have a manuscript that needs a fresh read? Here’s a chance to win a free critique, coming… Read more »
Here’s yet another way I’ve used Skype to connect to classrooms – chatting with 1st graders and their 6th grade buddies who’ve read my books together.