Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Sheep Festival 2016

Baaab and I returned to the New York State Sheep and Wool Festival October 15 and 16, an extravaganza of handsome ovines, knitwear, yarn, weaving, and books. Susanna Hill, Iza Trapani, John Churchman, and I told stories with Merritt Bookstore at the Tales of Yarn spot. Great to meet with sheep enthusiasts again!
John reads Brave Little Finn.
Iza helps Susanna tell Can't Sleep Without Sheep.
Susanna, me, and Sheep in a Jeep.
Cecily takes the wheel--undoubtedly driving better than the sheep she replaced.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

The Joy of Colleagues

A special treat about being a children's author is the company of other authors. I recently got to be on a Celebration of Children's Books panel at Siena Heights University in Adrian, Michigan with   Debbie Diesen, Debbie Gonzales, Maripat Perkins, Shutta Crum, and Lisa Wheeler, and it was a delight to hear them talk about their craft and to meet SHU students.
Before the program: me, organizer Sally Kruger, authors Debbie Gonzales. Debbie Diesen, Lisa Wheeler, Shutta Crum, Maripat Perkins, and English Program Chair Matthew Barbee
Coming up, a return to the New York State Sheep and Wool Festival in Rhinebeck, New York, on October 15 and 16, where I will join Iza Trapani and Susanna Hill in Tales of Yarn--we'll all tell sheep stories. John Churchman will be there with The SheepOver. Thanks to Merritt Books of Millbrook for putting this on.
Susanna, Iza, and me.