September 24, 2007

(I haven’t figured out how to include captions, so, starting from top: Bernie Most and me; me drawing in a customer’s book – don’t worry, it’s my book 8-); here I am with my table partner, Cherise Mericle Harper; me and Gail Carson Levine; Eric Velasquez in front of Washington Irving’s home on the Hudson;…

September 19, 2007

I live in a small town in a big county. We have a beautiful, though teeny library. It’s quite charming, as it’s in an old clapboard house. I love walking in and having the librarians greet me by name, or walk upstairs to the warren of rooms filled with books and magazines. I have to…

September 16, 2007

The Katonah Museum of Art has been hosting a fabulous exhibit of children’s book art in conjunction with a number of Westchester county programs highlighting children’s books. I keep meaning to blog about the great exhibit I was honored to be in this summer called Seeing Stories: How Picture Book Artists Imagine, which highlighted Westchester…

September 10, 2007

I completely forgot to blog about this! It is so quintessential summer, I have to tell you about this now। Where we live there is an annual community party, and this year, I was one of the organizers. We came up with the theme of Old Time Country Fair, so OF COURSE we had to…

September 9, 2007

Well, I did it! I went on WTNH, the ABC affiliate in Ct. yesterday at the crack of 7:13. I set FOUR alarms, so worried was I, and thank God, because I slept through three of the four, awoke at 6:06, and managed to get dressed, fed, and make-upped by 6:25 when I left for…

September 7, 2007

Well, I’m back from the summer and trying to wrap my head around a regular schedule. And you know what? I’m thrilled! I got back to work immediately and it feels so good, like scratching a hard-to-reach itch. I get very cranky when I can’t create. And I’ll be writing more regularly. Here, I mean…and…