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April 24, 2017

windows and mirrors

This is the height of my school visit season, so I've found it hard to squeeze in creative work. But the good people of the New England Children's Bookseller's Advisory Council asked if I would design a logo for their "Windows and Mirrors" project; I knew I had to find the time. Obviously, from all my TEDx blathering, this initiative to highlight diverse books is close to my heart. So after many way-too-complicated-and-not-great ideas, I came up with this:


It's not the final version (and the title may change), but I'm hoping it works...I kind of like it. What do you think?

April 20, 2017

spring is here

Piglet is moving in to his house again! (Totoro moved out last year) 


The house has been renovated, with landscaping:



Happy Spring!

April 17, 2017

Cross your fingers for me!

I mentioned this on my Facebook page but wanted to post it here, too--especially as I am trying to revitalize this blog (as an aside, I just saw somewhere that that blogging is the "Blockbuster video" of social media! Oh well, I guess I am just committed to dying forms of communication!). I have some super cool news!!

When the Sea Turned to Silver is a finalist for the EB White Read Aloud Award! I'm very honored, not only because this sticker is maybe the most awesome-looking of any of the awards but because it is chosen and given by independent booksellers. I love independent bookstores, my local ones  kind of become my second home. I was so devoted to my old indie bookstore that I had my launch party there even though I moved two hours away--and it was so completely worth it.

Unfortunately for me (but not the world), the competition is pretty stiff so I'm not going to get my hopes too high. Like they say at the Oscars, it's just an honor to be nominated!