Monday, November 21, 2011
Lovely surprise in the mail today: "F&G" (folded & gathered) galleys of my upcoming book, I KNOW A WEE PIGGY, illustrated by the hilariously clever Henry Cole. Here's the eye-catching cover. Ain't it perty? Look for it in June of 2012. It's dedicated to my dear friends, Doris and Atwil Gwaltney, and our beautiful town of Smithfield, Virginia, "The Ham Capital of the World."
Dial Books for Young Readers, a division of Penguin Young Readers Group, published by The Penguin Group. Pictures and cover copyright © 2012 by Henry Cole.
And here's the layout for the dust jacket:
When I do school visits, I tell the kids that one of the most important things a writer needs is patience. This book definitely took that, but holding these gorgeous, colorful galleys, it was worth the wait!
Thursday, November 03, 2011
Mike (Tevye) Willard and I (Golde) with the talented Dempsey girls, the two elder of whom are playing our two youngest daughters in Fiddler on the Roof at Smithfield Little Theatre. (I know, that's a little confusing!) Such a talented and fun cast. I'm really glad I did it -- and still 3 more weekends to go!