I had to have a medical procedure a couple of weeks ago that has had me on my back and unable to write. One morning the doorbell rang, and to my surprise, I had a lovely vase of flowers from the team at National Geographic (I'm sure it was really my amazing editor Kate Hale. … Continue reading Beneficent Blooms
I had a fantastic visit at Greystone Elementary this week, where media specialist Julie Richey puts on an amazing FULL WEEK of author and illustrator visits. What a gift to her students!
I had a wonderful visit at Riverchase Elementary School today. The students were wonderful, and their garden, STEM lab and media center are amazing! They welcomed me with this super-fun bulletin board. I've never been greeted by Yoda before!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ERgU-3AerlA The family is staying at Willet Ponds Farm in NC right now--it's an amazing mountain getaway, with the added plus that you get to "help" with farm chores. I don't think I have ever seen a more delighted look on boy munchkin's face than when he was carrying a bundle of hay to the … Continue reading A Phalanx of Ducks
The girl munchkin is always proud to identify gneiss. She looks for the characteristic striping. Gneiss is metamorphic, and the stripes form when intense heat and pressure--deep in the earth--turn granite or diorite into a sort of putty. The minerals are able to move a little, and sort themselves out into layers of like-minded (or … Continue reading how gneiss
...And almost a dozen local (and local-ish) children's authors and illustrators will be signing books at the Wonderful Little Shop of Stories, this Sunday, March 13 from 2 to 4. See the whole lineup here!