2018 is going to be a bit quieter than 2017 for me. No new book releases, but that gives me lots of time to write! Good news is that I've had a few sneak peeks at the illustrations for my two 2019 books, DRESS LIKE A GIRL and PICK A PUMPKIN. They are amazing!
What a Christmas season it was! I was kept busy as I visited bookstores, baby stores, libraries and museums. I had a wonderful time with kids (and young-at-heart adults, too) as we:
• pretended to stomp through a forest, looking for a tree,
• learned a hand rhyme about Santa popping from a chimney,
• joined together for a lively reading of PICK A PINE TREE, and
• decorated the silliest pine tree that kids had ever seen.
(That is my son, Will, as the human Christmas tree. He was a gentleman and true sport, and I am so grateful for his help.)
At most places I visited, the children decorated Christmas tree ornaments to add to their own trees. They also added their names to paper strips that were later linked together to make a giant PICK A PINE TREE paper chain. On Christmas Eve, I draped the paper chain around my own Christmas tree. Oh my, what a lovely sight! My heart, and my tree branches, were overflowing. I will never know another Christmas like my first Christmas with PICK A PINE TREE.