This is, weirdly enough, exactly what we did -- and exactly how we looked doing it. Thanks, Lauren! And thanks to all of our new pals in Topeka!
To quote a young reader: When I first read this letter I thought, "I don't really care for this letter." I know, right? Herewith one of the tiny miracles of writing for young readers.
Thanks to my pals at Kennedy Elementary in Lawrence, Kansas, for letting me steal the drawings you made of me before we met. The weird thing is, one of these is pretty darn accurate. The weirder thing is, several of these drawings look a lot like how I picture Florence Waters.
Thanks to my fabulous friend (and crazy dog lover!) Gail Devins for creating this doggone adorable STAY display for the Ames Free Library. Isn't it perfect?
Did you know Stuart Little had an almost-girlfriend? Neither did I until I reread the book while serving as writer-in-residence for the Ames Free Library. I wrote about it here in my last newspaper column of the month.
Here's an interview I did with the Springfield News-Leader. The bit I said after my comment about the Rhode Island School of Design got cut, but let the record reflect (especially for my niece who's studying at RISD) that I said as a reader, I *like* minimal, postmodern, Rhode Island School of Design-y picture books. But I want to write only one kind of picture book, which, in today's world, might considered a bit old-fashioned. Just FYI.
This page is where we write stuff just for fun. If you want to read our old blog posts, you can right here.