Thursday, November 17, 2011

Another Great Drawing

And here's another great drawing from a letter I just opened!
Thank you, Emma from Pennsylvania!

Book Club's Scumbled Paintings

It always feels like it's my birthday when I go to the post office and find letters and pictures sent by readers. Yesterday, I was delighted to receive this beautiful collection of watercolor paintings! These were painted the boys in 9-year-old Henry's book club, a book club he does with his artist grandmother, Maura. Isn't it wonderful to have a grandmother who values books and art?

My thanks to Henry, Henry's book club buddies, and Maura for sending me these treasures. I'm reminded of a favorite quote...
Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up. ~Pablo Picasso
I have a feeling that these boys stand a good chance of remaining artists. :)

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Kentucky Library Visit (Close to Ohio, too!)

I'll be at the Boone County Public Library, at 1786 Burlington Pike, Burlington, KY 41005, 859-342-BOOK(2665), with picture book author Keiko Kasza this Friday, November 4, for an author reception from 6 to 7 p.m.

Book sales will be offered through the Blue Marble Book Store, and Keiko and I will be available for signing. This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided.

Keiko and I will both also be speaking at the OKI Children's Literature Conference on Saturday. Registration for the conference is required. For more information, click HERE.